Friday, March 28, 2014

Domino & Little Pines Hats ~ Patterns Now Available!

(photo provided by Our Back 40)

Hi, Knitters,
First, next weekend, April 4-6th, 2014 I am teaching and having a meet and greet book signing at Fibre Space in Alexandria, Virginia. Danielle the owner has told me the classes are all almost sold out but there are a few spaces left! I hope to see you there! 

Second, both of these new hat patterns, along with all of my patterns, are on sale for 25% until Monday, March 31st in my Ravelry Pattern Shop by using the code: THINKSPRING at checkout. These new hat patterns are included in the sale. They are regularly priced at $5.00 per pattern and with the sale they are $3.75 each. 

The sale is only lasting a couple of more days. I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the response to the pattern sale. It has been really amazing. Thank you for the support and pattern love! You are the best.

So for the main topic today, I have two more fun hat patterns to share with you as the copyright has reverted back to me. Both are hat designs I did for Our Back 40 quite awhile back. I love this alpaca yarn company. Be sure to hop over to the Our Back 40 website to find out more about their work.

The most important thing to note for both of these hats is that I held the Our Back 40 sport weight yarn doubled throughout to get a worsted weight gauge of 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch on US size 7 needles. The Our Back 40 sport weight yarn is very light and it is more like a fingering or sock weight yarn. 

You could use a fingering weight held doubled or you could use worsted weight yarn to get the correct gauge! Substitutions for the yarn could be any worsted weight like Cascade 220, Quince & Co. Lark, Lorna's Laces Worsted, Madelinetosh Worsted, Berroco worsted, etc. 

Domino is in the photo above, Little Pines is in the photo below. I just adore both of these unisex-style hats. Both hats are perfect for boys, girls, teens and adults. The hats comes in one size but they are very stretchy and could easily fit a head circumference of 19-23 inches. You could add a pom-pom for fun! I think the young man above looks fantastic in his Domino hat. Both hats could be easily changed and brightened up with different colors or more contrasting colors. The sky is the limit with these fun color work hats.

(photo provided by Our Back 40)

Little Pines is the hat in the photo above. The beauty of this hat is that it has a longer ribbed brim which could be cuffed and worn more like a beanie-style hat or un-cuffed to wear as a slouchier-style hat. Both ways it looks great. Again, both hats are versatile for sure!

Don't forget about the 25% off sale (only a couple more days) with the coupon code: THINKSPRING

Progress is being made on the Split Back Snowflake Hat from my test knitter. She hopes to finish it up over the weekend so I should have it in the shop by next week some time.

Have a great weekend everyone!
best, susie