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Stay frosty beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Stay frosty beanie
Stay frosty beanie Stay frosty snowman beanie
Stay frosty beanie Stay frosty snowman beanie
Stay frosty beanie Stay frosty snowman beanie
Stay frosty beanie Stay frosty snowman beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

This cute and funny little snowman beanie has dotted ribbing , a little zigzag pattern and the slogan Stay frosty! and many snowflakes on it!

The inspiration came from several sources :)
Justified season 4 (episode Decoy) when Raylan says : Stay frosty! to Bob, the constable when they barricade themselves in high school. Great show! Don(tm)t miss it! :)
Season 5 starts on January 7th on FX!
I envy everybody who can watch it. I will have to wait for the DVD in UK to come out

And from my friend Uta, who said that she imagines a rabbit wanting to steal the carrot nose of the snowman.
The result is a T-shirt with spreadshirt with this motive :)

And then it(tm)s just a mere coincidence that Frosty - the snowman is also a christmas song :)

It(tm)s not completely real fair isle, as there is one row with three colors. The nose row.
The snowman has a blue scarf around his neck and a smile on his face.
And there is a great star with snowflakes right at the top!
I knitted it in 4-ply sock yarn but you can use any 4-ply Acrylic or Merino yarn
For bigger sizes you can switch to bigger yarn and/or needle size.

Due to the minor color changes the beanie can also be knitted by fair isle beginners.

The kid(tm)s version leaves out the zigzag pattern otherwise the hat would become too long. It also uses a different shorter snowflake pattern.

If you like the T-shirt version you can get it here.

And if you like snowmen, you may also like my snowman beanie with dancing snowmen at the top!

So Stay frosty, everybody! ;-)


Knitting gauge: 1 x 1 inch = 7 stitches and 8 rounds in stranded knitting.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This hat comes in 2 sizes. Toddler size S: 42 " 44 cm head circumreference Size M " L (one size): about 54 " 58 cm head circumreference


  • You need a circular needle 3.0 mm 40 cm /for the baby and toddler hat just use double pointed needles a set of double pointed needles 3.00 mm for the top of the hat 4-ply yarn (e.g. sock yarn, Acrylic yarn or Merino) in about: 25 g in black 25 g in off-white or white 20 g in medium blue 10 g in orange or red for the carrot nose

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


white, medium blue, black, orange

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