A simple yet meditative checkerboard-esque pattern. A fun self-striping yarn. A weekend of fiber tourism. Check Your Head is the perfect pattern to work on as you zip from shop to shop, from knitting haven to knitting haven. Find or make a fun pompom for the top to extend the fun.
If you’re looking for a simple hat, and a reason to mix colors like crazy, look no further. This hat is a great mindless knitting project, perfect for last-minute stash-busting gift-knitting.
Malvina Reynolds was a folk singer-songwriter and political activist in the 1960s and 1970s, and is probably best known for writing and composing the song, “Little Boxes.” Make some little boxes of your own and play around with contrasting colors. Easy colorwork equals fun knitting!
As Hannibal from the A-Team would say, “I love it when a plan comes together!” And that’s exactly what happened with this hat: I had an idea, I knit that idea, and the hat turned out to be exactly what I wanted it to be.
When I first started researching the buildings of Brooklyn, I was intrigued by the interplay of the red brick with the metalwork and windows. Using slipped stitches in a metallic color on a red-brick base just kind of made sense, and the resulting hat is an homage to the architecture of Slipped Stitch Studios, and to the shop itself.
This hat (and the slippers to match) were inspired by so many things; the fabulously fat and squishy super-bullky-weight yarn; the cooling of the days and nights, and my resulting desire for toasty warm snuggly knitted things; and finally, my very recent reading of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. “One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the universe plays …
This is a fun excuse to use two colors of your favorite hand-dyed yarn. It’s a great foray into colorwork, and the sizing allows you to make one for pretty much every member of your family – give them all a little knitterly smooch!
When I started thinking about how these three colors could play together in a hat, my mind immediately went to stacking bricks, and slipping stitches and movement. There’s a swirly geometric loveliness to this pattern that’s both soothing and interesting to work.
The She Said Hat and Cowl are a part of the He Said/She Said Collection, which is in turn a part of the Big Ass Skein Society. This pattern contains instructions for both a hat and a cowl, and She Said Mitts are also available. There is also a hat, cowl, and mitt set called He Said that are complementary. …
He said he wanted a hat, so I made him a hat. He is happy with the hat, which makes me happy. Spread happiness with this fun to work and quick to finish hat and cowl set, and make sure you check out the matching mitts AND the She Said Collection, which is the perfect accompaniment. Just like He and …
Take a lovely speckled yarn, a stepped-mountain stitch pattern, and add the biggest pompom your neck can support, and you’ve got Wintery happiness in a hat.
Take a walk on the beach searching for treasures while wearing this fun and simple hat. With a turned hem and a reverse-stockinette triangle detail, this is the perfect hat pattern for highly variegated yarn.
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