Introducing … the Gratification Hat!

Gratification Hat

The Gratification Hat is the fifth and final pattern in my Winter Comfort Collection. This slouchy hat is naturally asymmetrical, giving it a unique shape and style. It uses an easy slipped stitch pattern that creates a triangular section on a background of stockinette. It … Continue reading

Free Knitting Patterns: Effortless Slouch

Effortless Slouch

Here is an easy one-skein stylish hat pattern. This hat is worked in the round and is a great pattern for the beginning knitter wanting to learn to knit in the round. Or, for the experienced knitter, it’s a quick one-day project … Continue reading

What Knitting Projects Am I Working On?

Top of Sleeve With Ribbing

I am working on several knitting projects right now. I always have something on the go! My #ultimateKAL Sweater I mentioned last week that I was taking part in the PlumDandi #ultimateKAL. I am knitting the Birchbark sweater in Malabrigo … Continue reading

Stay Warm This Winter With The Fashion Forward Hat

It’s time for a new hat pattern and a promo to go with it! Meet the Fashion Forward Hat. It matches nicely with the Fashion Forward Cowl or it does just fine on its own. It has a nice relaxed slouch with a snug ribbed brim that doesn’t slide off. Add a big pom pom and you’ll be right in style, not to mention nice and warm! Get the pattern this week – before midnight on Friday – and get 30% off with the coupon code honeycomb. Check it out here.

This hat is designed in the soft and cozy Cascade 220 Superwash Aran and the colour shown is Feather Grey. One skein is required plus an additional colour for the contrasting stripe and the pom pom. I used my leftover  Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud in charcoal from my Fashion Forward Cowl, making a matched set.

As always, my test knitters were great fun to work with. Check out their wonderful colour combos here and find out how we solved the problem of the increase holes. More about that in my next post!

A New Hat!

Meet my new hat pattern – Cables & Twists.

My 13-year-old daughter inspired this one. She is a fashionista, following all the latest trends. She showed me a selection of hats and knits from the fall fashion runways and I put the pieces together. Cables and twists adorn the traditional shape giving it texture – which I love. A thick brim gives a bit of volume. Shown here in a classic grey, it’s perfect for the fall season.

Cables & Twists is designed for Knit Picks Swish Worsted and requires two skeins. It’s worked in the round from the bottom up.

Happy knitting!

Michelle