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Monday, December 22, 2014

Vegabond Hat


This unisex hat is so cozy you may not want to take it off. If you feel like wandering, make sure this hat wanders off with you. It is loose-fitting, slouchy, oh-so-warm and even reversible.
 
The sweet and simple detail around the brim is like a touch of icing on a cupcake. This hat is knit in stockinette stitch making this a great hat for showing off a luxurious yarn or a favourite colour. It also makes for perfect travel knitting.
 
This hat is knit from the bottom to the crown with a light fingering weight yarn. This hat has three sizes and no visible seam.

This is a 5-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.
 


Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius


Skills: knit, picking up stitches


Sizes: adult small, medium, large (shown in medium)
 

Finished Measurements:
approx 26/28/30 cm wide and 26 cm tall lying flat after blocking; fits a 53/56/59 cm head


Yarn: light fingering alpaca blend


Suggested Brand:
2 skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine
50% superwash wool; 30% nylon, 20% super
fine alpaca
400 m per 100 g
shown in colour 1207 gray and 1281 red
 

+ small amount fingering CC for trim
 

Note: for gauge accuracy, choose two yarns of the same brand

Needles:
3 mm 40 cm circs
3 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge


Other Materials: tapestry needle; stitch marker



Glenora Hat


This worsted weight beanie worked is a simple knit, but the magic is expressed through the amazing colours. Dive into your stash of leftovers and find some rainbow or ombre shades that make your heart sing. 

This design uses addictive and easy fair isle colourwork for a stained glass effect. This hat is knit from the bottom to the crown in one piece with worsted weight yarn. This hat has two sizes and a slightly visible seam.

This is a 4-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
This pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.



Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
 

Skills: knit, purl, stranding
 

Sizes: adult small, large (shown in large)
 

Finished Measurements:
approx 19/22 cm wide and 19 cm tall lying flat after blocking; fits a 53/56 cm head

Yarn:
worsted wool


Suggested Brand:
1 skein Cascade Yarns 220
100% wool
201 m per 100 g
shown in colour 8505 white
+ small amounts (4-5 g) of 7 colours (see next page for “shown in” colours)
 

Needles:
4 mm 40 cm circs
5 mm 40 cm circs
5 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge


Other Materials:
tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; stitch marker 


Foxglove Hat


This chunky cabled beanie is perfect for romping in the forest making trouble with pixies. The design inspiration is right from the woods whether you see leaves, petals or feathers. 

The decreases are cleverly worked into the pattern making the entire hat a wee work of art. It is fairly stretchy and has a very slightly pointed peak. This hat is knit from the bottom to the crown in one piece with a bulky weight yarn. This hat has one size and no visible seam.

This is a 5-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.



Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
 

Skills: knit, purl, crossovers

Sizes: adult medium


Finished Measurements:
approx 21 cm wide and 21 cm tall lying flat; fits a 56 cm head


Yarn: bulky merino wool


Suggested Brand:
1 skein Malabrigo Chunky
100% merino wool
95 m per 100 g
shown in colour 98 tuareg (blue)


Note: this yarn borders on a super bulky weight - choose a bulky yarn with some oomph


Needles:
6 mm 40 cm circs
6 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge


Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; 4 stitch markers; cable needle



Birch Bark Cap


This woodsy cap is a fun project and goes with any outfit. It is cozy and enchanting, delicately cabled in a diamond pattern with texture like tree bark.

The crocheted brim is made with two layers making sure it always holds a perfectly curved
shape. Of course, the brim is optional if you prefer a beanie style. This hat is knit from the bottom to the crown with a bulky weight yarn. This hat has two sizes and no visible seam.

This is a 5-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.



Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
 

Skills: knit, purl, crossovers
basic crochet: sc, dc, hdc
 

Sizes: adult small, large (shown in small)
 

Finished Measurements:
approx 23/26 cm wide and 18 cm tall lying flat; fits a 56/59 cm head

Yarn: bulky acrylic-wool blend
 

Suggested Brand:
1 skein Berroco Vintage Chunky
52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon
120 m per 100 g
shown in colour 6189 charcoal (gray)
 

Needles:
5 mm 40 cm circs
6 mm 40 cm circs
6 mm dpns
5 mm crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge


Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; stitch marker; cable needle (optional - patt requires only a 2-st cable) 



Migration Hat


Wrap yourself in some tartan and snuggle up on a sleigh ride. Easily a favourite, this classic hat is extra warm and comfy. The traditional aran style is fun to knit and looks gorgeous. Watch your stitches gently migrate with this lovely cable pattern. The hat has a thick ribbed brim and sits a little bit high, just for fun. 

This hat is knit from the brim to the crown in one piece with an aran weight yarn and a small pom pom. This hat has one size and no visible seam.

This is a 7-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.



Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius


Skills: knit, purl, crossovers


Sizes: adult medium 


Finished Measurements:
approx 22 cm wide and 23 cm tall lying flat with brim folded, 28 cm tall with brim unfolded (without pom pom); fits a 56 cm head

Yarn: aran wool
 

Suggested Brand:
1/2 skein Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool
100% wool
437 m per 250 g
shown in colour 8010 ecru
 

Needles:
4 mm 40 cm circs
5 mm 40 cm circs
5 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge


Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; 4 stitch markers; cable needle



Meander Hat


This is a loose-fitting unisex hat with a really fun zig-zag pattern. It’s great for taking a meandering amble on a snowy day. Use a solid colour to show off your lacey stitchwork but have some fun with a contrasting colour for accents on the brim and in the pom pom.
 
This hat is knit from the bottom to the crown with bulky weight yarn and a large pom pom. The contrasting crocheted trim on the brim is added afterwards. This hat has two sizes and a very slightly visible seam.

This is a 4-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.
 


Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
 

Skills: knit, purl, lacework
basic crochet: sl st
 

Sizes: adult small, large (shown in large)
 

Finished Measurements:
approx 20/24 cm wide and 21 cm tall lying flat (without pom pom); fits a 53/59 cm head


Yarn: bulky alpaca-wool blend


Suggested Brand:
2 skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky
50% alpaca, 50% wool
120 m per 100 g
shown in colour 7277 Peat Mix (green)
 

+ small amount bulky CC for pom pom and trim
 

Needles:
6 mm 40 cm circs
6 mm dpns
7 mm crochet hook (optional - for trim)
or size needed to obtain gauge


Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; stitch marker


Vascular Hat


This is a light cotton beanie with a very pretty and elegant lace pattern. It’s perfect for the milder seasons...maybe browsing at the springtime farmer’s market or communing with cattails in the fall.

The delicate tab is a sweet detail that is made even sweeter with beautiful buttons. The decreases are worked cleanly into the leafy design. This hat is knit from the bottom to the crown in one piece with a worsted weight yarn. The decorative tab is tacked into place with two small buttons. This hat has one size and no visible seam.

This is a 5-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.


Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius

Skills: knit, purl, lacework

Sizes: adult medium

Finished Measurements:
approx 22 cm wide and 18 cm tall lying flat; fits a 56 cm head

Yarn: worsted cotton

Suggested Brand:
1 ball Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids
100% cotton
110 m per 70 g
shown in colour 117005 Robin Egg

OR any “dishcloth” cotton

Needles:
4 mm 40 cm circs
5 mm 40 cm circs
5 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: tapestry needle; stitch marker; 2 x 2 cm buttons 



Thunder Hat


Stay stylish and toasty on snow days. This densely knit hat is a favourite for outdoor activities like ice skating and tobogganing. The sweet details on this hat make it unique and the woven pattern knits up quickly and easily. 

The cabled stitch isn’t very stretchy, but it’s snug and warm. A large pom pom is added and a delicate stripe is sewn in a contrasting colour. This hat has three sizes and a visible but tidy seam at the back.

This is a 4-page PDF pattern. $4 USD
The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.



Skill Level:
Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius


Skills: knit, purl, crossovers, picking up stitches


Sizes: adult small, medium, large (shown in medium)


Finished Measurements:
approx 22/24/26 cm wide and 21 cm tall lying flat (without pom pom); fits a 53/56/58 cm head


Yarn: super bulky wool

Suggested Brand:
2 balls Fibra Natura Inca
100% superwash wool
99 m per 100 g
shown in colour 15 Mallard (blue)
+ small amount worsted CC for pom pom and stitching


Needles:
6 mm 40 cm circs
7 mm 40 cm circs
7 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge


Other Materials: tapestry needle; stitch marker; cable needle 


Saturday, December 20, 2014

eBook: Bohohats Volume 2



The sequel is finally here! This stunning selection of 8 original designs is now available in one handy book. Create hats with fair isle, cables or lacework! Patterns are clearly laid out and easy to follow. Enjoy the gorgeous photography and scenery while learning some new skills. 

This eBook is a 48-page PDF. $14.95 USD
The book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, edits or suggestions:

bohoknits@live.ca