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New Design! C’Mon Baby (Twist and Slouch)

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Spiraling, from the back!

I have a new pattern out! The C’Mon Baby (Twist and Slouch) hat is a slouchy beret perfect for the hipster in all of us. The lacey, twisting rib will catch the knitter’s attention without being too difficult to remember. Plus, it creates a nice looking hat! I’m particularly in love with the spiral-y thing on the crown.

Side view. My awesome roommate was modeling in Colonial Williamsburg- super fun!

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. It is a bit big (the model has a larger head…) so pay attention to guage and don’t be afraid of going down a needle size.

Laughing at my photography antics- "put the hat in the light!"

If you’re interested in this FREE pattern, check out the ravelry pattern page here, or directly download the pdf here. As always, you can also see it way on the bottom of my designs page, here.

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Mostly FO: Green Scarf and Hat

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close-up of the crazy

So, I’ve finished the knitting part of the green scarf. As you can tell, it still looks like a mess of green yarn. Like it’s sister, the as-yet-unblocked mini-scarf hopefully, the blocking will stretch it out and make it bloom PERFECTLY. I have high, high hopes.

it's probably about 3 1/2 feet long, completely unblocked

Remember when I was babbling about making Christmas hats last time? Well, now I’ve decided to ACTUALLY do it. I have a friend who I’ve never knitted for, but she’s studying abroad next semester and I’m sure she’ll need something to keep her warm. I I’m going to use two little bits of leftover yarn and try a top-down hat. I’ve never really done one before, but I just cast on a few stitches, and then increased in the same way I would decrease on a regular hat, and I think it worked out well. For the top part, I used leftover Valley Yarns Stockbridge (50% wool, 50% alpaca) from my Military Cardigan for the top part. I was trying to stop when I had enough left for about an inch on the bottom, but that didn’t really work out very well. Anyway, the other yarn is Cascade Dolce (55% Alpaca, 23% silk, 22% wool) in a silver color. I don’t remember what happened to the rest of the skein- it must have been some sort of gift, but there was about 10g left for a nice band around the center of the hat. The Dolce is just a little bit heavier than the Valley Yarns, but you can’t tell very much. Anyway, here it is..it’s almost finished!

hat!

The luscious fiber mixture should keep my friend warm during the freezing England winter! I’m probably going to quickly write up the pattern and post it on ravelry, just as a top-down hat recipe. Keep your eyes open for that- I promise it’ll be a free pattern. And speaking of patterns, my Slightly Skewed hat and scarf set has just hit 50 free downloads, so I think I’ll probably change it to pay soon (as in within the week- if you haven’t downloaded it yet, but would like to, you should do it soon!). I like the idea that the first 50 downloads are free. It makes me feel like I’m rewarding my readers…Any thoughts?

After reading all of your comments about how much you pay for patterns, I’ve settled on charging $2.50 for the lot. This charge will (probably) mostly go to my yarn fund, with occasional dips for necessities like…food. Anyway, if you’re desperate to knit this pattern and really can’t afford the charge, please get in contact with me and we’ll work something out.