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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Introducing Dandelion Twist! Schnapps' 225th pattern!

Well, Spring has sprung, but we are still having snow flurries and very cold temperatures here in Delaware, so it's been a good time to snuggle up and knit some hats.  This is Schnapps latest and he had been sitting out on the lawn, admiring the dandelions when he was inspired.  Thanks to Pat for suggesting to top it in the off white color to make it more dandelion-like.  

This would also look great in just 2 colors or in the solid color of your choice.  Have fun with color and play around with different combinations.  Neutrals will give it a completely different look while school colors or sport team colors would also be great.  Instructions are included for all yarn weights, so this could easily be made for every season.

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Dandelion Twist
Use 3 colors of 5-weight yarn and size US 10.5 circular needles.

ktbl:  knit through the back loop
C2B:  knit second stitch through the back loop, but don’t drop, then knit first stitch and drop both at the same time
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 60 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:   purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures about  2 inches in length. 

Work Body of Hat Still Using Color A:
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1  until piece is about 3 inches in length.

Work Pattern of Hat Using Color B: 
Rows 1, 2, 5 & 6:  ktbl all stitches
Row 3:   *C2B, P2*; repeat around
Row 4:   *K2, P2*; repeat around

Row 7:    *P2, C2B*; repeat around
Row 8:    *P2, K2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1-8 until your work measures about 6.0 to 6.5 inches in length.

Work Top of Hat Using Color C:
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1  until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:   *k2, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:   *k1, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:   *k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:   * k2tog*; repeat around, ending with a k1

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.

 If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 80.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 100 stitches. 

The pattern is worked over 4 stitches. 


  1. What yarn weight and needle size used for the hat in the photo? Thanks for the pattern. I can't wait to try it!

    1. 5-weight (It's Knit Picks Brava Bulky) and size US 10.5 needles. Sorry! I updated the page to show it too.