Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my goshhhhhhhhh... I have SNOW in my backyard! For the first time in 10 years I'm looking out my own back door and seeing a white blanket over everything! Will it last? Not long, as the rains are hot on this winter storms tail, but for now, it's pretty.
With the snow's beauty, it's necessary to dress a little warmer when venturing out. And today's hat is the perfect quick-knit project that will keep your head roasty-toasty warm in this cooler season.
What? You want to knit like eleven-ty thousand of these? I thought so! It's a great stash buster for worsted weight yarns - you'll need just 150 yds of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn and you're off to the races! Here's a link to the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marl-marl
Also - today is my Daddio's big day; he's been a huge champion of me and my goals for pretty much my entire left (heh... ok, my ENTIRE life!). So to celebrate my second favorite guy in the whole world (sorry, Dad, the Hubbs is still my favorite-favorite) let's all knit this hat and save $3 off the price with DADSBIRTHDAY (1valid until 11:59pm PST, December 9th).
- Lamb’s Pride Worsted (worsted weight; 85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yds/113g per skein): 1 skeins ‘Oatmeal’ (M-115)
- Blue Sky Alpaca Techno (bulky weight; 68% baby alpaca, 10% extra fine merino, 22% silk; 120 yds/50g): 2 hanks ‘1970 Fame’
- US 10 (6mm) 16” circular needle and DPNs.
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
19 inch circumference and 11.5 inches tall (fits most adult women’s heads)
- 15 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch in the round
- This hat is worked in the round from the brim up. The hat features an oversized garter brim and a stockinette cap. The brim can be left unfolded and worn nice and tall, folded up by 2 inches and worn as a tall beanie, or folded completely in half (3 inches) and worn as a fitted beanie.
- Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
- When the circumference of the hat becomes too small for the circular needle during the Crown Shaping, change to DPNs to finish the hat.
- Although the Blue Sky Alpaca Techno yarn used for the sample is considered a bulky weight yarn, it’s quite light weight. A worsted weight yarn could easily be substituted.
- The yarn will be held double for the entirety of the hat, creating an extra-thick fabric for maximum coziness. 150 yds of each yarn is required to complete the project.