The second pattern in the leethal Dark Trio is here!
Warren is a hat that can be made as either the evil version…
…or the chaotic version.
Both versions with chaos arrows pointing outwards from the crown centers (inspired by the symbol of chaos):
The evil version is a large size – fitted on a large head, or slouchy on a smaller head. I designed it with metalhead guys (such as my husband) in mind, so it’s sized for a man, but not only does it still look good slouched on a lady head, but the pattern also includes detailed notes on adjusting the gauge to modify your size.
This version features satanic symbology around the hat body – this symbol to be exact – done in twisted stitches (written and charted).
The chaotic version has random-looking twisted stitch lines all messy around the bottom (also written and charted), and then a reverse stockinette stitch body up to the crown. The pattern gives instructions for working the body inside out as all knit stitches for easier knitting (if you’re not a purl person). This version is given in small and large sizes, again with notes for adjusting gauge to modify size.
The crown arrows are made with twisted stitches and decreases, and then a centered double decrease brings each arrow in symmetrically; the crown is also written and charted.
The hats are made with DK weight yarn – my chaotic sample is in gorgeous Hazel Knits Lively DK, Low Tide colorway, and the evil sample is in Berroco Vintage DK, Douglas Fir colorway, which is perfect for gift hats since it’s machine washable and dryable. (Unlike a lot of my patterns, this isn’t an any-gauge pattern; it’s meant to use DK, or to use sport or light worsted weights for modified sizes.)
As you can guess, I designed this hat with my metalhead loved one in mind, but it’s also a good hat for fans of horror genre stuff, and shows like Supernatural, Buffy, etc… I imagine there are probably lots of people who’d like satanic symbols on their heads, right? There’s Pete doing his best sulky metalhead pose…
This pattern can be purchased by itself (on leethalknits or ravelry), or in the Dark Trio collection* (on ravelry here) – right now that will get you Warren and Jonathan the goat scarf, and the third pattern, Andrew, will be released and delivered to your inbox in a couple weeks!
As usual, many thanks to my awesome test knitters – you can see a few of their versions on ravelry. If you make a Warren hat, be sure to post photos on ravelry so we can all check it out! :) Happy evil knitting!
*A note to EU knitters: I’m sorry that because of the VATMESS horribleness I don’t have a way to sell you the trio collection right now, just solo patterns. Hopefully something will be sorted out soon to make ebooks work through loveknitting (how single patterns get to you, in order for taxes to be paid to each country), or something else… for now, I can try to work out manual collection prices for you somehow, if you email me, like if you buy all three patterns of a trio individually, I can partially refund the extra cost (which might need to have a chunk taken out, for tax/fees). I haven’t planned anything out like this since I’m really hoping it’s not a long-term thing that I’ll need to deal with. Anyway, that’s that, single patterns should work fine, but not the trios (or any other collections), for now.