Fandangle – A New Hat Pattern


This past weekend things started to get really festive around here. I went to Urban Craft Uprising and picked out a bunch of Christmas cards. I helped my friends carry home a little Christmas tree. We decorated my own Christmas tree and cut out paper snowflakes. And I finally photographed my holiday hat pattern!


Meet Fandangle, a kitschy stocking cap covered with ornament motifs. Stocking caps aren’t exactly trendy, but every time I watched A Christmas Story last year, I found myself wanting a retro stocking cap, so I made sure that I’d have one for this year. Once I had the shape in mind, I started flipping through my books for some colorwork inspiration, and I fell in love with some stylized snowflakes and ornaments in 1950s holiday ads. I doodled up some colorwork charts based on those images, and I was ready to knit my hat!


For the main color of the hat, I used Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool in the Devilish Grin colorway. The variegation and complexity of that yarn adds a nice depth to the hat and makes it a little more unique. For the solid-colored, deep, moss stitch brim and colorwork, I used Cascade 220 Sport. I used the remaining Cascade 220 Sport to makes a nice fluffy pompom to top things off. I knit the whole hat using US 5/3.75 mm circular needles.


The hat comes in three sizes with 20, 24, and 28 inch brim circumferences. It’s meant to be worn with some positive ease so it has that floppy, cozy, over-sized look to it, and my hat is the 24 inch size. Fandangle is $5, and you can get the pattern on Ravelry or in the Untangling Knots shop. As a special present for the holidays, if you’ve bought Untangling Knots patterns before, Fandangle is free when you use the coupon code FANDANGLE14 when you check out on Ravelry this month.

P.S. Fit book reviews will be back next Tuesday. This week’s book didn’t get shipped in time for today.





20 responses to “Fandangle – A New Hat Pattern”

  1. Irene

    thank you!!!! Knitting agatha as we speak waiting to start Aiken in the KAL….:-)
    Happy holidays!!!

  2. Constance

    Ohhh. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    A Christmas Story is one of my FAVORITE holiday movies. (I even watch it throughout the year. LOL) I have always especially loved Schwartz’s hat. So, I like that this pattern is similar to that. It’s very nice!

    It would be nice if I have time to finish it before Christmas but, I have to be realistic…

  3. Elizabeth

    Thank you for the free pattern! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. This is SO CUTE! I think it’s time for me to learn colorwork ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!

  5. This is so stinking adorable, I must have one!

  6. Oh Andi I love this hat! I am so going to try and make this in time for Christmas. Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yay, I’ve just downloaded it, thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This is amazing! I love that we finally have a knitted “Santa” hat <3

  9. Jo

    Thank you for the lovely early Christmas pressie. Some how and I can’t believe this I have never seen A Christmas Story. That has to change this year.

    1. It’s one of my absolute favorite Christmas movies.

  10. camelia

    thank you! I am still busy with Marion, oops ๐Ÿ™‚ , also I am almost done with modifying the sleeves from my Myrna ( using the sleeves from Marion ๐Ÿ™‚ , and just bought the Aiken and Chuck… Love your patterns … Thank you again for these present.

  11. You are so cute in these photos! Love your new hat!

  12. Lisa S.

    I take it this is the one that almost did not come home with you last Sunday…

    1. Haha! Yep! Jane was pretty keen on it.

  13. Thank you for the early Christmas present! I like a lot the hat. Early Merry Christmas to you!

  14. Hi Andi –

    For some reason the coupon code won’t work for me? Perhaps it is because I purchased Marion some time ago? Any ideas?

    1. You’ll need to use the same email address and/or Ravelry account as you did when you made your purchase. If you could send me that information as a PM on Ravelry or email, I can look into it.

  15. This hat is too cute! I need to figure out how to fit it in with the rest of my holiday knitting!!

  16. Just cast on for this hat. I’m going to be lazy and skip the colourwork because I am terrible at reading charts and I think this way I might get it finished in time for Xmas. I’m considering embroidering on the motifs after…

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