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This simple style can be the basis for a lot of beautiful block hats.
Here, the seam is in the front, but wearing the seams on the side of the hat would also work.

Adult size Small/Medium (Large)

Knitted Measurement
• Approximately 20" (51cm) ?(21" [53.5cm]) diameter

• 20 stitches and 20 rows = 4" (10cm) in Fair Isle pattern on size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles
• 18 stitches and 18 rows = 4" (10cm) in Fair Isle pattern on size U.S. 9 (5mm) needles

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  • Step 1

    Blocks (make 2)
    With size U.S. 8 (9)/5 (5.5mm) straight needles, make two Snowflake blocks (see page 81).

  • Step 2

    With B and a crochet hook, work a row of slip st around the side and top edges leaving bottom edge open.

  • Step 3

    Cord Ties
    With B and double-pointed needles, cast on 4 stitches. Work in I-cord (see page 238) for 4" (10cm).
    Change to A and work in I-cord for 18" (45.5cm) more. Bind off.
    Make 3 knots at the A end of each cord. Sew the B end of each cord to the center of each block.
    Note The centers of the blocks form the sides of the hat.

    Tack the top corners of the hat together.

  • Step 4

    Top Ball
    With A, cast on 8 stitches leaving a long tail for seaming.
    Row 1 (RS) Kf&b of every st (16 stitches).
    Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.
    Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9 Knit.
    Row 11 *K2tog; repeat from * to end ?(8 stitches).
    Pass all the stitches, one at a time, over the first st. Fasten off. Thread the cast-on tail through the cast-on stitches, gather and secure. Stuff with polyfil, sew the side seam and attach the ball to the top of the hat.

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Is it necessary to buy that book to find and use the snowflake block?

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