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