October 7, 2009

New hat pattern! Plus new project!

Ocean Breezes Ocean Breezes

Don’t get too excited, this one is just for Twisted Single Skein Club members for now, but I’m excited to finally get to show you anyway!  I designed this hat – Ocean Breezes (rav link) – for Twisted many months ago and it’s been so hard to keep it so secret!  It will be for sale to all through Twisted in 2010, then I’ll be able to start selling it in a year, so I’ll let you know when it’s available!

Ocean Breezes

I designed it as a big, slouchy beret-style, then the test knitter knit it up in a tighter gauge, resulting in a smaller, cloche-style, which turned out super cute!  (Modeled by Twisted co-owner Emily!)  And either size hat is adjustable to any size with button placement – speaking of buttons, do you love those fish buttons as much as I do?  They totally inspired the hat design… the yarn in that colorway, plus the discovery of those buttons, and tah-dah!  Ocean hat!  I knit up my first prototype (which is much bigger and a little different) in some hand-dyed green yarn, and I made another one in the same yarn but a different color (dark reddish brown) – haven’t taken photos of those yet, but I love them both!

Ocean Breezes

And, if you’re here in PDX, be sure to make it over to Knittn’ Kitten this week, for the new free project by Sister Diane! Diane says:

I wanted to do a little project that makes a simple, useful gift you can make for pretty much anyone on your list. The patchwork process is very easy – even if you’ve never done any patchwork, you can do this. Then, all you need are some inexpensive cotton dishtowels from your variety or dollar store.

I got to see the samples in person when I was in on Saturday (to gather supplies for my upcoming project!) – so cute!

diane's project

Something excited for the rest of you… it’s been revealed that we are going to be compiling all of these Kitten projects into an ebook for everyone in November!  So that’ll be rad!

Ok that’s it for today!  Back to spinning recycled yarn with me!

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