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Beluga and Firefly Hat ~ Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am excited to share my new hat pattern with you. I have been talking about the gray and yellow color combination that I love so dearly. Now I have a super cute and quick hat to show for it. I am simply calling it the Beluga and Firefly Hat in honor of these two spectacular Spud & Chloë Sweater colorways.

Can’t you just feel how squishy that hat is? It feels like a dream. I sat down with a sketchbook and a pencil and made up the striping stitch pattern in Firefly after several times of trying out different things. I wanted a textural stripe but nothing too difficult and I think the result is fantastic.

Here is some information you might like to know:

Size: Older child to adult woman

Circumference in inches: 19 inches

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 hank each in Beluga #7521and Firefly #7505

Needles: US size 7 sixteen-inch circular needles and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stiches per inch in stockinette stitch



Ruler or tape measure

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

This is my new go-to hat pattern for the upcoming gift knitting season. I love how quick, simple and fun it is to work up. Think of all the color combinations you could come up with by pairing the Beluga with any other color in Sweater… endless possibilities await!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Beluga and Firefly Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Beluga and Firefly Hat!

Have fun!

16 Responses to “Beluga and Firefly Hat ~ Free Pattern!”

  1. October 29, 2011 at 11:32 am Lorette Lavine says:

    Lovely…beautiful colors.

  2. October 30, 2011 at 1:05 am Kelly says:

    I love it! I cast on today but I’m going to swap the firefly for pollen as my daughters coat it orange, this hat should be perfect. Thanks Susan!

  3. October 31, 2011 at 9:53 am KATHERYN ROBERTS says:

    I love your designs, I will certainly use it probable for a cardigan for my granddaughter.
    Regards from Uruguay,

  4. November 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm Erin O. says:

    Great hat! Fabulous colors! Casting one on for my daughter!

  5. November 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm Sara in WI says:

    Thanks, Susan! I love it!

  6. November 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm alyson says:

    I can’t retrieve the firefly hat patter—-NO directions, just photos of the hat. How do I download the directions. thanks for any help.

  7. November 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm Alisa at Firefly Fibers says:

    Love the design and the new pattern format is fabulous! Can’t wait to cast on!

  8. November 4, 2011 at 10:38 am Virginia Busch says:

    First, I love this pattern. I am confused by the instructions on Rnd 21. Could someone please explain knit the 2nd stitch, then the lst stitch then remove both stitches from the left hand needle to the right?

    Can’t wait to start the hat!


    • November 13, 2011 at 11:30 am Colleen says:

      I’m stuck here too…did you figure it out?

      • November 20, 2011 at 12:20 am mkj says:

        i’m attempting to faithfully follow a pattern for the first time ever, and this has me stumped, too. i’m off to search on youtube but will also check back here for help. thanks in advance.

    • December 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm Silvia says:

      @Virgina Busch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF9VCDhEOqs Check that video on your question with Rnd 21. I’m a new knitter & was researching this & found a video, thought i would share :) Hope that helps. I am knitting this hat & so far so good!

      Thanks Susan!

  9. November 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm Terrie says:

    This is a hat looks great! I love the stripe detail. Thank you for sharing :)

  10. November 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm Virginia Busch says:

    No, I haven’t been able to research it further. Maybe a Spud and Chloe person will read our posts and reply.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. November 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm Ronika says:

    I like the Beluga and firefly hat, but have following problem for the instruction since I am a beginner. 1. on Rnd16, what is M1 means? 2. after Rnd 17 – it said reattach firefly, what is firefly stitch? also on Rnd 18, what is Beluga? Anyone can help, if I can solve the above question, I can’t wait to start this project. This hat is so pretty.

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