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New Pattern: Fir Times the Charm

Naming new patterns is one of my favorite parts of being a designer. No, really! I usually test them out on the Hubband to see if he giggles. If he does - it's a winner. And today's new beanie design is no different.  He may not have giggled so much as groaned and rolled his eyes a bit but that's enough for me! 

Fir Times the Charm

The Story

A quick Pop Up shop project was requested at my LYS (Nitro Knitters) to feature these new super bright pom poms from Bernat. I tried 2 different hat designs before landing on this fir-cone inspired beanie... so Fir Times the Charm... get it?


  • Main Color (MC): Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (bulky weight; 100% merino wool; 128 yds/100g): 1 skein “1946”
  • Counter Color (CC): Malabrigo Rios (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino; 210 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein “011 Apple Green”
  • Bernat Faux Fur Pom Pom in “Bright Green”
  • US 8 (5 mm) 16” circular needle
  • US 10 (6 mm) 16” circular needle and DPNs
  • Stitch markers: 1 beg of rnd marker, 2 additional markers
  • Tapestry Needle

Finished Size

18 inch circumference, 8.5 inch height, not including the pom pom, un-stretched (fits most adult women)


16 sts and 24 rows = 4” stockinette in the round on larger needle


  • This hat is worked in the round from the brim up beginning with the smaller needle for the Brim, changing to the larger needle for the Body of the hat.
  • Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the hat. Charted instructions are provided for the Fir Cone lace section.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • When the circumference of the hat becomes too small for the circular needle during the Crown Shaping, change to DPNs to finish the hat.
  • The CC used for the brim is a worsted weight yarn; this can easily be substituted by a bulky weight yarn to match the weight of the hat. Total yardage used for the 3 rows of CC: 10 yds

So? What'cha waiting for?

There's only 16 knitting days left until St. Patty's Day - seems like a perfect excuse to knit up a new drinking hat, complete with a bright green pom pom! Go get the pattern on Ravelry and get knitting!