I’ve been a bit quiet in this space since the new year, but it hasn’t been intentional. I’ve been doing all kinds of fiber related things, but I just haven’t made the time to pop over here and share them with you all. You can follow along with my adventures on Instagram, if you’d like.
So, I’m breaking the silence to show you a new pattern.
Rough Ridge is a slouchy hat, designed to use just one skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. It’s made up of 3 different cable panels, surrounded by reverse stockinette stitch. I love this hat. It’s so cozy and wooly, and has the perfect amount of slouch. I really enjoy hats with a little bit of slouch because it doesn’t give me a bad case of hat hair, like tighter fitting hats do.
I wanted the cables to continue into the decreases, so the decreases in the cable section are a bit different than the rest of the hat. I’m very happy with how they turned out – they blend in almost seamlessly with the cables, allowing that yummy cabled texture to continue up the entire hat.
Shelter was a treat to work with. It’s very wooly, but not as itchy as I thought it might be. It’s very warm, and I just love the color, and flecks of tweed. My only complaint has to do with the elasticity. After the first wear, the brim stayed stretched out, which isn’t something that I’ve experienced before. I do worry about the longevity of it – I’m afraid that after a few months of regular wear, the brim will be too large. I think this just means that I need to knit myself another one in a different yarn!
You can download Rough Ridge for free here, or click the link above.