Christmas Angel Hat

Greetings Knitters! My projects for this year’s holiday season will mainly be headwear, as I'm trying to post as many of them as I can before the end of the year. My first design is this hat, which has a fair isle white angel and snowflakes pattern that me and my daughter came up with, using white, green, and red yarn. It is simple and easy to make, and should suits most adult head sizes, hopefully. You will notice that I have included two angle pattern charts to accommodate the difference in hat sizes. If you wish to make this hat for your little ones, please let me know, and if there is enough interest, I'll work on making a smaller angel pattern with instructions. 

Update: upon request, instruction for Size Preemie have been added on May 7, 2022.

Skill level: Intermediate





Materials:

  • Yarn: NAKO Elit Baby, 100% premium anti-pilling acrylic, 3.5 oz. (100 g), 273 yards (250 m), in the following colors and quantities: green 5956 (1 skein), white 208 (1 skein), and red 298 (1 skein).
  • Circular knitting needles, 16" (40 cm) long, size US 6 (4 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Double pointed needles (DPNs) set, size US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • For Size Preemie only: double pointed needles (DPNs) set, size US 8 (5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Ring stitch marker.


Sizes and measurements: 
  • Size S: head circumference = 20" (53 cm), height = 7" (18 cm). 
  • Size M/L: head circumference = 24" (61 cm), height = 9" (23 cm).
  • Size Preemie: head circumference = 10" (25 cm), height = 4.5" (11 cm).
Yardage: 
  • Size S: 120- 122 yards (110 - 112 m).
  • Size M/L: 153- 155 yards (140 - 142 m).
  • Size Preemie: 44- 46 yards (40 - 42 m), approx.

Gauge: 20 sts and 22 rounds = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.


Knitting Terms:
  • st: stitch.
  • sts: stitches.
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit the two slipped stitches together through back loops.





Instructions for Size S and Size M/L:

With green yarn, cast on 80 (100) sts. Join in the round. Put a ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds, knit one round, then work as follows:

Rib round: k 3, p 1, repeat to end.

Repeat the rib round eight times. Purl one round. With green, red, and white yarn work the chart: 


Cut red and white yarn. With green yarn knit one round.



Decreasing rounds:

Round 1: k 6 (8), ssk, repeat to end. [70 (90) sts]

Round 2 and every even numbered round: k to end 

Round 3: k 5 (7), ssk, repeat to end. [60 (80) sts]

Round 5: k 4 (6), ssk, repeat to end. [50 (70) sts]

Round 7: k 3 (5), ssk, repeat to end. [40 (60) sts]

Round 9: k 2 (4), ssk, repeat to end. [30 (50) sts]

Round 11: k 1 (3), ssk, repeat to end. [20 (40) sts]

For size S:

Round 13: ssk, repeat to end. (10 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten together. Weave in loose ends.

For size M/L:

Round 13: k 2, ssk, repeat to end. (30 sts)

Round 15: k 1, ssk, repeat to end. (20 sts)

Round 17: ssk, repeat to end. (10 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten together. Weave in loose ends.

Instructions for size Preemie:

With green yarn and size US 8 (5 mm) DPNs, cast on 48 sts. Join in the round. Put a ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds, then work as follows:

Rib round: k 3, p 1, repeat to end.

Repeat the rib round three times. Purl one round. With green, red, and white yarn work the chart: 

Cut red and white yarn. With green yarn work as follows:

Decreasing rounds:

Round 1: k 6, ssk, repeat to end. (42 sts)

Round 2: k to end. 

Round 3: k 5, ssk, repeat to end. (36 sts)

Round 4: k to end.

Round 5: k 4, ssk, repeat to end. (30 sts)

Round 6: k to end.

Round 7: k 3, ssk, repeat to end. (24 sts)

Round 8: k 2, ssk, repeat to end. (18 sts)

Round 9: k 1, ssk, repeat to end. (12 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten together. Weave in loose ends.



Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.

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