Peaks and Summit Hats

(because someone always asks about the boots, they are Keens)

My little family of 4 has been passing around a cold this week, and we’ve been glued to the couch and our hot water bottles. I’ve been all about the instant-gratification knitting, and WEBS’ Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky is a new favorite, knitting up at 2.5 stitches an inch. Even this mama, with almost no free time, was able to whip up 2 hats in just a few days. I finished them with huge fluffy poms, which I used to be terrible at making, thanks to these great pom pom makers that I read about on another blog.

These patterns, along with all accessory patterns in my Ravelry store, are 35% off until Christmas, no code needed.

Peaks hat on Ravelry.

 

Summit hat on Ravelry

 

The Knitted Hat Book

Interweave has just published a lovely new collection of hats in The Knitted Hat Book, and my pattern for the Scoop Brimmed Hat is included in the collection! I wanted to design a hat that worked for transitional weather too, so I chose an allover mesh stitch pattern that’s simple to knit. It’s a great hat to spring and fall, when some of us still want to wear a hat. This hat just 1 lovely skein of Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere, which is ridiculously soft and beautiful, and worth every cent.

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If you order the book from Amazon between now and October 1st, you’ll receive a copy of my Welted Toque pattern for free after entering your order number here. The Welted Toque pattern is also included in my other book, Weekend Hats!¬† (Full disclosure: when you purchase any items from amazon after clicking one of my amazon links, I do earn a very small referral fee which helps me pay for a month or two of hosting this website every year. Thank you!)

Here are photos  a few others from The Knitted Hat Book:

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Bright Spot

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Sometimes, those little leftover bits of special yarn beg to be knit up into something special. I’ve been hoarding my worsted-weight Plucky Knitter leftovers, for just this kind of thing.

Meet Bright Spot, a worsted-weight fair isle hat that is a great use for those leftover bits of hand dyed yarns I used a black for the background, so it would mimic stained glass.

I finished it with a faux fur pompon, but you could make your own and use up even more leftover yarn!

This pattern is 50% off (no code required), until September 20th, 2016! You can purchase it here.

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2 for Quince and Co: Alba and Helga

quince-co-glen-knitting-pattern-collection-1Quince and Co’s latest design team collection, Glen, has been released and I designed 2 of the 4 pieces! Alba is a simple fingering-weight colorwork hat that uses lovely Finch, leaving you tons of options for beautiful color combinations.

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Helga is a tunic-length pullover with a hood and pockets, because what’s cozier than that? It uses 2 strands of Chickadee, held together, for a beautiful marled look and a heavy-worsted gauge (4.25 sts/inch) that makes it quick-to-knit!

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Both patterns are available individually on Ravelry: Alba and Helga, or as part of the collection here.

 

Arcadia Poncho and Four Winds Hat


imageBerroco’s Portfolio Vol. 2 has just been released, and I have 2 patterns in it!

The Four Winds Hat features simple cables that pop against a garter-stitch background, with cozy ear flaps. It takes just 2 skeins of Berroco Vintage Chunky and knits up quickly! The pattern can be purchased individually, or as part of the whole collection on Ravelry here.

The Arcadia Poncho features beautiful mirrored cables and a generous garter-stitch cowl. This one is knit in worsted-weight Berroco Vintage. It’s also available individually, or as part of the collection here.

image image image image[amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] has started arriving in warehouses and is shipping out soon. Good times!

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New Releases!

I released a few new patterns recently, and it’s about time that I blog about them here! Below, meet the Little Hiker’s Cardigan, North Super Bulky Bonnet, and the Grown-Up Lace Bonnet. All 3 follow my current theme: quick knits in chunky, or heavier, yarns!

Click any design’s name above to go straight to all the pertinent details on Ravelry. These, and all of the patterns in my store are on sale for 30% off (no code required) through February 1st.

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Lu Leaf Hat (sized baby-adult)

DSC_0942DSC_0961DSC_0971My oldest daughter is starting preschool very soon, and she’s been asking me to knit her some new things. The program has a big outdoor component, so I let that be the inspiration for my design. 3-year-olds can have some very strong opinions about clothing, so it was a huge relief when she declared it “not itching” and then begged to wear it on an 80 degree day. Color this mama relieved!

I wrote this in 4 sizes, from baby-adult, since I was sure I’d want to knit one for myself and my younger daughter. The yarn is Trusty, from the Plucky Knitter, in the gorgeous “Old Copper” (I am a sucker for any green-y blues. Or, is it blue-y greens?).

So, here is the Lu Leaf Hat. The pattern is 50% off through August (there’s no code required. the discount will come off automatically at checkout). You can see/purchase it here.