It’s been a while since I’ve updated this thing, and I have been busy! Between yarn store duities, my crazy bananas kids, my renewed love of sewing and the fact that a lot of the things I’ve been knitting are secret book projects, I haven’t had too much to write.
So I released 3 new patterns today. 3 hats. I love wearing hats. It’s cold here already, and I am lazy when it comes to my hair. When I was in high school I used to buy dorky ancient touques at Value Village, which totally influenced my first two patterns, Triple and Branchy. Which could also be called the “I love dirty neutral yarn mini collection” for the choice in neutrals and it’s truthiness.
Triple has rows of triangles that change direction somewhere in the middle. I used Malabrigo Worsted in Simply Taupe, a light taupe with tonal variations that I LOVE, paired with Manos Maxima in Shocking. I love that such a soft natural yarn is pushed to such a colour extreme. I also love super neutrals (greys, taupes, beiges) with super neon brights. The colourwork in the hat is super easy and great for beginners.
Waggle is the one I’ve been wearing around the most – it’s the hat equivalent of an old sweatshirt. It’s knit up in Malabrigo Rios which is so soft and has amazing drape after it’s blocked. I used another dirty neutral, Sand Bank which along with the contrasting colour, Lavinda are new for the fall. Can you tell I love wide brimmed hats? It has a wide brim and a cute and simple chevron and diamond pattern and is gathered at the top for a bit of slouch. I need to knit another one of these with a subtle light grey/medium grey combination.
Finally there is Branchy, the one of these things is not like the others hat. It’s a chunky cable knit hat with ribbing in the body to hug your head. It has a big single cable running up it and a wide brim. It’s knit up in squishy Malabrigo Chunky in my favorite colour Frank Ochre. I love big cables!