Aspen Ice Hat – A Free Hat Pattern from Magnolia Handspun

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The Aspen Ice Hat is a fast and easy knit hat that uses a simple lace stitch to make a colorful spiral. The easy lace pattern is made with just two stitches: yarnover and knit 2 together.

Download the pattern here

I’ve included links to KNITFreedom videos for each technique you need to know, and some optional tricks that will help this hat go even quicker.

Pattern Details – “Aspen Ice” Easy Knit Hat

Skills Required:

  • Knitting in the round (I prefer Magic Loop)
  • Knit, purl, yo, k2tog
  • Basic pattern-reading skills

Tricks You’ll Learn:

  • Garter stitch in the round without purling
  • Counting rows (not just ridges) on garter stitch
  • The right way to use a pompom maker

Sizes Available: Small, Medium, Large
(fits a 21, 22, 23-inch head, respectively – model shown wearing size medium)

Options: Can be made fitted, slouchy, or super-slouchy (shown on model) – the instructions for each style are in the pattern.

Finished Measurements: 20, 21, 22 inches in circumference


  • Yarn: 100 yards of Magnolia Handspun, or bulky thick-and-thin yarn
  • Gauge: 2.5 sts/in in garter stitch
  • Needles: Size 15 needles, whichever type you prefer for knitting in the round
  • Notions: Scissors and tapestry needle. Optional: large pompom maker.

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The Aspen Ice Hat pattern is FREE to all newsletter subscribers. This is such an easy knit hat that you can make it in a day or two. Knit the slouchy version for a super-hip skater look, or knit the fitted version for a sweet and simple winter hat. Download it here.

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