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anastasiaknits on craftsy.com
Woodbridge, Virginia

I'm afraid I developed an obsession with knitting and crocheting Barbie tube tops when I was little. Fortunately, I outgrew the tube tops (in more ways than one) and I've since expanded my horizons ...

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Tulips Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tulips Hat
Tulips Hat
Tulips Hat
Tulips Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl in the round
  • fair isle knitting

Pattern Description:

Where I live in Virginia, crocuses have started to emerge from their wintry blankets of soil, a sure sign that spring is finally on its way.

Even if snow still covers the ground where you live, create your own springtime blossoms. A fair isle band of tulips adds a welcome touch of color and cheerfulness, when it's still too cold for sunsuits.

I knitted mine up in Cascade Yarn's Ultra Pima. It's a dk weight cotton yarn with a great twist that stands up to multiple frogging (don't ask how I know this :) I used two different colors of green, light green for the main part of the hat, and dark green for the fair isle leaves, but you could choose a medium green and use it for both instead and it would look great.

For colder climates, a dk weight wool works fine, too.


24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch
Work gauge swatch in the round for accuracy

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS: 15" head circumference
  • M: 161/2" head circumference
  • L: 181/2" head circumference


  • 75(85, 105) yds Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (dk weight cotton) in Light Green
  • 45(60, 75) yds Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (dk weight cotton) in Yellow
  • 35(50, 65) yds Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (dk weight cotton) in Dark Green
  • 30(40, 50) yds Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (dk weight cotton) in Coral
  • Set of five Size 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles