I started knitting this as it was just beginning to snow outside last week. Inspired by the flurries, I added some simple color work to the top.
Below is a rough pattern for the hat. I added a chart but I may not have formatted it correctly as it is knit in the round. If anyone can spot any errors please let me know!!
This hat is knit in the round
-Less than 1 skein each of two colors of worsted weight yarn.
-Four US Size 4 DPNs (3.75mm)
6 st x 7 rows = 1"
Cast on 80 stitches, dividing evenly onto three needles
K1, P1 for 1 inch
Knit around until piece measures 2.5 inches from the beginning
Start color work chart. (I added the chart for clarity, but it's really just alternating the MC and the CC every other stitch with the 9th row of the chart starting with the CC, 3sts of MC, and CC again).
(Clicking on the image will make it larger)
Knit until piece measures 4 inches from the beginning
Begin crown decreases:
k2, k2tog around
k1, k2tog around
knit one round
break yarn, cinch top
Weave in loose ends.
Again, please let me know if you have any problems. I'm still new at writing patterns and I hope they are as clear and easy to follow as possible!