Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Fairytale Winter Surprise!

Thank you to Miss Molly for modeling!

ETA on Feb. 24, 2016: The winner is AnIrishRose on Ravelry! Congratulations.
Hi Knitters,
Read to the end to find out what you could win!

The rights to the Fairytale Winter Hat have just reverted to me so I can put it up for purchase in my Ravelry Pattern Shop at this time. To celebrate I am offering the pattern at a super low price of $2.50 starting today and ending on Feb. 18th! After Feb. 18th the hat will be offered at the regular price of $4.00. No coupon code is necessary, the price is set at $2.50.

Here is some information you might like to know about the hat pattern:

Fairytale Winter


November 2015

Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?

5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch

US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm

220 yards (201 m)

Rib section: 20-inch circumference to fit an average head size with a 20-23-inch circumference.
This pattern is available for $2.50 USD
 buy it now or  visit pattern website
Grab that skein of worsted weight and dive into this fast and fun hat. The deep ribbed brim is simple and mindless. It could be made shorter if you are using a 100 gram skein.
The Fairytale Lace chart (adapted from a chart in Melissa Leapman’s Stitch Dictionary) is simple with yarn overs and simple increases and decreases. The chart includes written instructions.
The decrease section of the hat is fully-fashioned to continue in the modified pattern to the end. It's a super fun and fast knit!
Finished measurement:
Rib section: 20-inch circumference
To fit an average head size with a 20-23-inch circumference.
Yarn: Highland Handmades Green Ash Worsted (100% Superwash Merino; 220 yards/125 grams); 1 skein in the Kineo colorway.
Finished sample hat in worsted weight weighs in at 109 grams not including a pom-pom. 
Needles: 16-inch circular needles in US size 6/4mm and US 7/4.5mm, and a set of four US size 7/4.5mm double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge
5.5 stitches per inch on the smaller needle size in stockinette stitch
5 stitches per inch on the larger needle size in stockinette stitch
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Ruler or tape measure
Optional: 2-inch pom-pom maker or a faux fur pom-pom. The white pom-pom is from Bernat and has a 10-inch circumference.
K knit
P purl
St(s) stitch(es)
Rnd(s) round(s)
SSK slip 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, then knit the two slipped stitches together through the back loops.
K2tog knit two stitches together
P2tog purl two stitches together
YO bring the yarn to the front and over the right needle and to the back.
Tbl through the back loop 
The yarn is just beautiful. It is from Highland Handmades in the Green Ash Worsted in the Kineo colorway. I just fell in love with this yarn and color, it is so light and airy. Green Ash Worsted is 100% Superwash Merino wool.

Click here to find out more at the Highland Handmades shop!

 I loved knitting this hat so much! It was pure joy.

So I have this extra amazing skein of Highland Handmades Worsted in the Kineo colorway, the same as I used for the hat and a fantastic faux-fur pom-pom (I think the pom is from Lion Brand and it was used in a photo shoot for my last book so I don't have the packaging but it is brand-new!).

I am going to randomly select one lucky winner from the list of pattern purchasers. The winner will receive the beautiful skein of worsted weight yarn and the pom-pom as a prize. I will contact you via Ravelry pm if you win. 

If you purchase the pattern you will automatically be entered to win! Easy-peasy! 

The pattern is on sale now at the lowered price of $2.50, no coupon code is needed for your convenience.  The sale ends Feb. 18th, 2016. I will select the winner on Feb. 19, 2016.

Click here to find out more or to purchase Fairytale Winter Hat on Ravelry!

Thank you, as always, for the support if you purchase the pattern (or not!) and I'll be back soon with a winner and much more.
xo ~ susan


Vicki Maynes said...

Great news that you can now sell the hat! Next stop is Ravelry to make my purchase! It's so ladylike and lacy!

Squirrel said...

Beautiful! I have been looking for a perfect pompom hat pattern for our weird weather in Scotland, and this fits the bill. :)

Ann K said...

Fabulous pattern.... I look forward to creating one or three! And the faux pompom never gets old.

Ruth Colville said...

Thanks for the wonderful pattern "special".
When my granddaughter spotted that pompom in your book, she wanted to knit that project first. I think one...or two...of those pompoms are in her future.
Beautiful hat on a beautiful model.
Rav ID: muttiruth

Ady Grafovna said...

What a terrific hat! I love the fuzzy pom pom too!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful hat! and that is my favorite color! Getting Pattern now as always thanks for such a lovely pattern.
Knitdarling on Rav

chathamgrad said...

Great pattern - and love the pompom too!

chathamgrad on TAV

The Kate P. said...

A beautiful pattern for an amazing price AND a chance to win yarn? Yeah, there's no way I could resist! :)

Kristi said...

I love this hat! Thanks for the discount on the pattern!

Dizzy said...

I do love that pompom...such a cute way to finish off a lovely hat!

Lindsey said...


Mel said...

How awesome is that!?!?! Thank you for the giveaway and the awesome price on the pattern. Downloaded and ready to make it. My head is cold. :) ;)

rphilbeck said...

I love that hat and the cool pompom. Thanks for the giveaway and I just got the pattern. Can't wait to start it.



Kimmy said...

Yarn is to-die-for. Love your hat pattern. Awesome giveaway, and you'll see I'm a "Hat Person" if you look at my Ravelry pages. Would love to win this. Hugs, KimmyZ (Rav ID)

Irocknits! said...

Susan, this is so pretty. I hadn't seen it before - might have to be a gift for someone special as it seems a little dainty for my opinionated, strong-willed head. LOL Cori - irocknits

robin silver said...

just bought the pattern !! can't wait to start one...I find good pompoms are hard to locate here in Ottawa...
thismarieknits on Rav

Janice said...

I love the hat.The yarn used looks nice .Thanks for the giveaway.ravelry I.d. janice9

Mary S. said...

Hiya Susan:) Beautiful pattern! Looks great on you and your pretty future daughter in law:) Going to purchase the pattern now:) Thanks again!

pinkshabbyroses Rav ID

Tamarack sewing said...

I've been on a hat making kick lately so I'll add this one to the que. I'm sure someone I know will love it:)Thanks for doing the giveaway too!

Anonymous said...

absolutely love this hat Its beautiful. leanne1969:ravelry

Paula Bannon said...

That Pom Pom is amazing! Would love the chance to make that beautiful hat.
Rav: MissPaulaKnits

Anonymous said...

Beautiful hat.
Rav: BooSullley

Ann said...

Lovely hat!

Jan at YarnTaxiDriver on Ravelry said...

It will be 30 below tomorrow here in CT.... Would love to knit this hat for the next cold spell - it looks lovely.

tre12vor said...

Pretty hat and yarn.
lindalina on Ravelry

Kimmy said...

That first pair has to be one of the prettiest yarns I've ever seen. I've knit the Monkey sock pattern before too, but the yarn you used is GORGEOUS! Love the Arne & Carlos leftover-yarn socks too. Such fun!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures and knitting experiences with us. Hugs, KimmyZ (Rav ID)

rphilbeck said...

Who was the winner? I can't seem to find it.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi! Yes, the winner is AnIrishRose on Ravelry. I contacted her via Ravelry to let her know:)

Thanks for asking!

rphilbeck said...

Great!!! Congratulations to AnIrishRose for sure!!! Thanks Susan