Daniela is a drapey cowl made in a DK weight yarn. The original lacey rib is visually interesting and keeps the knitter’s attention. It works best in a yarn blended with alpaca for a light drape and wonderful halo. Knit in a circle, there are three sizes- cowl (Small Infinity Scarf, Large Infinity Scarf): 22.5” (45”, 68”) loop by 8.5” tall. It uses 1 (2, 3) skeins Knit Picks City Tweed (123 yd/50g- 55% Merino, 25% Alpaca, 20% Acyrlic), US 8 (5.0 mm) 16”, (24”, 32”) Circular Needle, and 6 (12, 18) Stitch Markers. The knitter can choose from charted or written instructions. It is available on ravelry here or the Knit Picks Independent Designer program here for $1.99.
The Chrolla Hat is a light-weight hat made in less than 100g of fingering weight yarn. The unique textured mesh is punctuated by a 2×2 cables and the slouchy, beret-style makes Chrolla the perfect choice for stylish knitters! Additionally, the wide array of sizes—child (teen, adult small, adult large)—makes it a very versatile pattern. You can find more information and purchase for $1.99 either on the ravelry page here or the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program here.
The Swirch Hat is a cabled, slouchy hat made in four sizes: child, teen, adult small, and adult large. The extra slouch gives Swirch a unique look, making it perfect for the hipster in your life. The swirly cable, matched with the adult large size, make it a great gift for the hard to shop for males in your life, and the smaller sizes make simple, stylish accessories for everyone! Coupled with Swish DK, this pattern isn’t just a stylish accessory; it’s lighter and easy to care for fabric is perfect for heavy use in transitional fall weather. Sample is made with 2” of positive ease. You can find more information and purchase for $1.99 either on the ravelry page here or the Knit Picks Independent Designer Page here.
Using sport weight yarn and a textured chevron pattern, Kaylee allows a certain amount of breathability, while still creating a unique, comfy hat perfect for transitional seasons. Plus, the stitch definition provided by Wool of the Andes- a 100% wool yarn- will show off the chevron stitch perfectly. The hat is sized from a perfectly adorable baby topper all the way up to a fashionably chic adult large. The pattern includes both written and charted directions for the body and decreases of the hat. You can find more information and purchase the pattern ($1.99) on the ravelry page here or the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program here.
C’Mon Baby (Twist and Slouch)
The C’Mon Baby (Twist and Slouch) hat is a slouchy beret perfect for the hipster in all of us. The twisting rib will catch the knitter’s attention without being too difficult to remember. You will need about 80g of worsted weight yarn to complete the project. I recommend anything with some drape. Alpaca blends, like Cascade’s Alpaca Lana D’Oro, work really well. Check out the ravelry page here or directly download the FREE pdf by clicking here.
Leafy Tops Hat
The leafy tops hat plays with the traditional hat crown, adding lace to the decreases to create a leaf shape. The inch of ribbing at the bottom of the hat will keep the tops of the wearer’s ears warm, and the stockinette body makes it a great gift for someone who enjoys a more simple style. Additionally, the leaves also resemble Christmas trees, making it a great holiday gift.
The recommended yarn, Knit One, Crochet Two Brae Tweed, is a fairly loosely spun single ply that is surprisingly unsplitty. The interesting fiber content (60% merino, 20% baby llama, 10% bamboo, and 10% wool) makes a finished fabric that is warm, drapey, and incredibly soft. Although I highly recommend Brae, any aran weight yarn would work as long as you can achieve the correct gauge.If you would like to knit the Leafy Tips Hat, you can directly download the pdf here! And for more information, please check out the ravelry page here.
Flying Home Scarf
The first time I conceived of this scarf, it was as a Hanukah present for my mother. She hardly ever wears scarves, so I wanted something delicate and special to keep her warm on her habitual walks. The lace v’s remind me of wings, and of myself, flying home see her. The garter stitch adds texture and depth, keeping the scarf from rolling up. The stitch pattern is modified from the Sunrise, Sunset lace stitch pattern (#139) in the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume 1.
Flying home comes in two sizes. There is a scarfette, designed to utilize a special 50g skein, or the full scarf, which takes 100g of yarn. Samples were knitted in 50g of Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet, a heavy fingering weight yarn, and 100g of Frog Tree Alpaca Sport. Any heavy fingering or sport weight yarn will fit the pattern as guage does not really matter for such a lacey scarf. If you are not satisfied with the drape, you can always go up (more drape) or down (less drape) a needle size. To download the pdf, go here, and to find more information at the ravelry pattern page, go here.
Top Down Hat Recipe-
This is a pattern for a simple, stockinette stitch, top-down hat worked in worsted wool. The pattern includes instructions for three sizes- 19 inch, 21 inch, and 23 inch. Feel free to customize it with different yarns, colors, and stitch patterns! All you need is 50g of worsted weight yarn and size US8 DNP’s and circular needles. Because it is top-down, this hat is ideal for using up single 50g skeins or the remains from larger projects! For more information, check out the ravelry page here or directly download the pdf here.
Slightly Skewed Hat and Scarf Set
This pattern uses a tilted garter stitch in order to take advantage of the unique, skein-by-skein variations in Araucania Panguipulli. As the brim of the hat is knit sideways and stitches are picked up for the crown, there is a lot of ease, allowing the hat to fit a wide variety of heads- and the pattern includes instructions for modification for bigger or smaller heads, too! The pattern also explains the best way to alternate skeins on the scarf to blend radically different skeins together. If you’re looking for a pattern to highlight a variegated yarn, this is it!
The hat takes about 60g of aran weight, and the scarf uses up the remaining 40g plus another skein of yarn. They could easily be made separately or together as a matched pair! To make the set requires 200g (2 skeins) of aran weight.
The pdf pattern includes both a charted and a written out version of the stitch pattern, with the charted version copied out onto every page for easy access. For more information, please go to the ravelry page here, or directly download the PDF of the pattern here.