This reindeer hat is a super festive knit and fun quick knit—perfect for last minute holiday gift knitting. The reindeer prancing around the hat make me happy just to look at. The original colors are grey and red and the values are very similar, so if you print this pattern in black and white, it will be hard to see the colorwork in the pattern cover photo. I like this subtle color variation for such a bold pattern, but it would also look great knit with starker contrasting colors. I'd love to see it in a high contrast red and white. This hat is festive, but can be worn all winter.
Sizes One size only. Fits average head 22-24 inches. You may alter needle size to make a slightly larger or smaller hat Finished Measurements Length from cap from brim to crown: 10 ¼ inches Yarn Main Color: Quince and Co Osprey in Poppy (red) 1 100g skein Contrasting Color: Quince and Co Owl Tweet in Sooty (grey) 1-50g skein Needles US 6 (4 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size of needle to obtain the correct gauge) Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch Gauge for adult medium hat: 20 stitches/24 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm stranded in the round with gauge-sized needles Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knit Purl Knit in colorwork ssk k2tog Weaving in ends Catching floats Chart reading Sewing on a snap for the pom pom