Yes, you heard me. At last, the Tannenbaum, Christmas Tree Hat pattern is available.
It all began when a girl saw a polar fleece hat on a tv show and was smitten, and wanted to make herself one. To knit one. But there was no pattern for such a hat anywhere. Pale imitations, yes, but not the fun, shapely hat she wanted.
And so she made her own. First, one in a solid color yarn with subtle beads for the ornaments–a mature, yet playful hat. Then one in variegated yarn, with bigger, multi-colored beads in different shapes.
And then, because she acknowledged that there are many people who don’t celebrate Christmas but that might like the hat anyway, she made one all in white, with tiny green “trees,” to make a snow-covered mountain, perfect for a tiny little skier. She made, in short, a forest. And now, so can you.
Knitted on circular needles, this hat uses a twisted-rib for the brim, for some character. Short-rows shape the branches, with beads for the “ornaments,” as the hat is shaped upward toward the point. Then it’s topped it off with a coordinating star. Playful, without being too cute. A fun little evergreen to wear for the winter.
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn [80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yd per 2 oz skein]; color: Pine; 1 skein
1 set US #1 (2.5mm) double-point needles
16 inch US #1 (2.5mm) circular needles (Or, longer, circular needles in US #1/2.5 mm, if you prefer another method for knitting small circumferences)
56 beads of your choice
Small, steel crochet hook, small enough to fit through the hole of the bead
A few yards of spare yarn for the star
Tannenbaum.It’s not just a hat, it’s the start of your very own forest.All for the modest price of $5.00 for the pattern.Plus free membership in the Tannenbaum Knit-Along, if so desired*Please click here to buy