Ice River hat


Published in Knitvent 2015


The Ice River Hat is knit in the round and uses a beautiful bulky yarn, making it squishy and fast: the ideal “quick win” or last-minute gift.

The perfect companion to the Ice River Snood, this hat captures the same sense of frozen movement and grace. The Ice River lace pattern looks a bit like cabling, but is simple and easy to memorise: just interesting enough to make it addictive. The result is lovely, warm, and squishy. You’ll want to wear it out every day, whether you’re going hiking, meeting friends in town for a holiday drink, or just heading to work on a frosty morning.

Small (Medium)

Finished Measurements
46cm (18”) circumference at ribbing
To fit women’s head 48–53cm (19–21”)

50cm (19.5”) circumference at ribbing
To fit women’s head 53–60cm (21–23¾“)

The Fibre Company Tundra 60% Baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 10% Silk, 109m/120yds per 100g skein,
1 x 100g skein,
Colour: Snowdrift


1 x 100g skein of bulky weight yarn totaling approximately 109m/120yds

Note: the medium hat sample used approx 80g of the Tundra, so both the hat and the contrast stripes in the Ice River Snood can be knit from a single 100g skein

6mm (US 10), 40cm (16”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) + DPNS for crown shaping
Or 6mm (US 10), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method

Tapestry needle
1 Stitch marker

12 sts/20 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking

Additional information

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