theraineysisters knitting and so much more

December 3, 2017

From Susan — Can’t Help Myself!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 11:39 am

I had to knit another Snowfall Hat!  I really am addicted to these hats and missed knitting on them.  I also wanted to do a pink colorway, which I am calling Peppermint Stick.  Sally and I wanted to do shades of purple/lavender, but the beads just weren’t there, but we did find these gorgeous pinks.

I knit this using WOOLFOLK TOV DK which is wonderful yarn.  No halo, but just gorgeous to work with.  It is called DK but the yardage is identical to Fresco so I tried it.

I used three shades of pink from Fire Mountain Gems:

Rainbow Ruby, #6, 40 gm, H20-5851SB
Transparent rainbow inside color hot pink, #6, 40 gm, H20-5632SB
Light Pink, #6, 40 gm, H20-5737SB

I did the bottom ribbing differently and deeper.  I prestrung as follows:

1 row clear
2 rows light pink
3 rows Transparent Rainbow
4 rows Ruby Rainbow

This placed the darkest color at the cast on edge and made the ribbing 20 rows instead of 14.  Because my ribbing was deeper, I deleted rows where I could at the beg of the hat and at the start of the dec rows. I ended up using more beads and more yarn.

The other side:

I hope I have enough beads to make a quick pair of Peppermint Mitts!!

PS to Sherri – a couple of people on Rav have made the hat for children and it looks adorable!


  1. Just gorgeous!

    Comment by Pru Klein — December 3, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

  2. Deliciously pretty!

    Comment by Emm — December 4, 2017 @ 1:45 am

  3. So very pretty! I have an 8-year old granddaughter who would love this!!

    Comment by Sherri — December 4, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

  4. Absolutely lovely. Would be great to see a modeled shot – especially with your deeper brim!

    Comment by Amy — December 4, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

  5. Love the look of a deeper brim! Looks so yummy! Do bring on Thurs.! These hats are even more beautiful INRL.

    Comment by Kathy W. — December 5, 2017 @ 12:33 am

  6. This is just glorious! Looks exactly like a peppermint cream!

    Comment by Cheryl — December 5, 2017 @ 10:21 am

  7. This hat is just as lovely as the blue ones but gives a bit of a warmer feel. I have to ask. Where do you get the lovely faux fur pompoms or do you make those too?

    Comment by technikat — December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

  8. As usual an absolutely beautiful pattern. Always such a delight for me to see more Rainey Sisters patterns. Thank you for all your hard work.

    Comment by Gillian Hinson — December 7, 2017 @ 8:39 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress