It’s a simple-ish hat in two different styles – a stockinette stitch fitted cloche, and a garter stitch slouchy style hat.
When making this hat, in three different directions, you’ll never pick up any stitches, you’ll never break your yarn, and you’ll be left with absolutely no seaming or finishing, besides weaving in your two yarn ends. It’s knitting magic! Okay, not really, it’s just simple increases, decreases, and short rows.
…and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed:
Since the modular construction is pretty simple and easily adjustable, the pattern includes detailed modification notes for making either hat in any weight yarn, custom fit to any head size! This is another version I knit up in some bulky handspun yarn:
This hat is a seriously fun knit! The first section is the whole body, knit sideways, which is most of the hat – it’s a simple 2-row repeat that’s easy to memorize and great TV knitting. Once that’s done, you make the panel, then the crown, which both fly by super quickly, and you’re done! Bam!
It’s not just me, the designer, who thinks that – Anna says in her project notes: “I plan on making 800 of these”. Yay! :) I made two prototypes when designing the pattern (on ravelry here and here), then the two Jill Draper samples, and the bulky hat, and I never got bored with making them!
Hey guess what! You have a couple chances to win some yarn to make these hats! Last week, to go with Jill Draper’s blog post, Holla Knits announced a giveaway of one skein of the very same yarn I used to make the blue samples, Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson in the Ariel’s Whisper colorway – and one skein is enough yardage to make one of each version of the hat!
And then today, to go with my post, there’s another giveaway - two actually! – for two pairs of skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed yarn, same color used in the tweedy green samples above. Both giveaways are just for Holla Knits email list subscribers, so if you’re not already a subscriber, you’ll need to sign up in order to enter to win.
Lastly, Holla Knits Accessories! How excited am I to be a part of this collection?! I love every single pattern in the set, but I really especially love both of the cowls, by Karin Wilmoth and Emily Greene Blue. Oh, but I also really love Annie Watts’s colorwork mittens, and Mari Chiba’s hat with the fabulous bright colors and pom pom… Excellent collection!!
See all the pattern details on Holla Knits, and check out the blog tour posts by all the designers and yarnies! We’re now on the final leg of the tour; here are the dates (and head to the Holla Knits blog for giveaways to go with the tour route!):
Nov 12 – Wattsolak
Nov 13 – Mari Knits
Nov 14 – Knitters Pride
Nov 15 – Emily Greene Blue
Nov 18 – knittingkirigami
Nov 19 – Knits in Class
Nov 20 – Claire Sandow Designs
Nov 21 – Baah Yarns
Nov 22 – Jill Draper Makes Stuff
Nov 25 – Lee Meredith
Nov 26 – Wooly Wonka Fibers
Nov 27 – Bumblebirch