We can’t get enough of the Simple Slouch Hat by Robyn Devine and Hat in Slipped Stitch Ribbing for a Lady by Yelena Chen. They appeared on the blog a few posts ago, but they look even cuter in this shot with their buddy, the Churchmouse Fisherman’s Rib Beanie*. Catherine made the Slouch, Brigid the Hat…for a Lady, and Jill made the Beanie, which is conveniently sized for four different weights of yarn.
All three patterns are easy. All three are free. All three yarns are really fun to work with. Shown below, clockwise from left: Bingo Fun Print and Gomitolo Merino from Lana Grossa, and Brielle from Berroco. (And, yes, I had to look up “gomitolo.” It’s Italian for “ball of yarn,” pronounced go-MEET-oh-low. We are so much more than a yarn store.)
Three years ago, Catherine introduced us to Violet Waffles from Halldora J, which has become a huge customer favorite. Now she has tracked down mitts to match: Cozy Thermal Mitts by Karen Everitt. Brilliant! She made the complete set recently with Madelinetosh Tosh DK.
Crystal fell in love with our shop sample of Antonia Shankland’s Bubble Wrap Cowl*. Not finding the exact peacock blue she wanted, she dyed her own with Wilton’s Food Coloring using Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers. Even though still on the needles, I had to take this UFO shot.
Stephanie finished her stop-and-stare-worthy 2018 Rhinebeck Sweater in plenty of time. Here is her Hadley Pullover from Veronik Avery, also in Woolstok.
Stephanie said she could be quoted: “I just have to say, this is the softest wool I have ever felt!”
Bonnie was among the first to snap up some of our new real fur pompoms and some of our new Millefiori from Berroco and voilà! Her Lorcan Slouch Hat* from designer Tracie Taggart.
Beloved* is one of those wonderful Tin Can Knits patterns that is sized from newborn to adult. Linda sent us this snap of her itty bitty Beloved in La Jolla fingering from Baah Yarns.
I admit to slurping this next shot from Ravelry of Julia’s Pumpkin Spice Hat* from Cutie Patootees in our Berroco Ultra Wool. How could I not share this much cuteness?
Joanne is scary good at customizing her knitting. First, she modified the Bankhead Hat for a deeper cuff using DK weight Classic Alpaca held double to make the worsted weight called for in the pattern.
Then she modified Katya Frankel’s Timber Trail Hat* pattern for a heavier yarn than called for in the pattern. She substituted worsted weight Berroco Vintage for the recommended sport weight.
THEN, she made up her own sock pattern for Manos del Uruguay Alegria to incorporate lace, eyelets, and multiple textures. Talk about fearless knitting – wow!
Note: All patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!