Sunday, June 5, 2016

Many Good Reasons to Knit a Hat in June

As far as knitting goes, hats are fast and don’t require a huge amount of yarn. Hats are great for beginners who want to learn to work in the round. They are also a good way for more experienced knitters to try a new technique (such as cabling or stranded colorwork) on a small canvas.

June can be a busy month with all kinds of family occasions and outdoor activities. No one wants to knit anything big or bulky this time of year. June is a very good month to make a hat… or two…

I am leading a hat knit-along at Gosh Yarn It! this month. All of the June "Sleepaway Camp" KAL knitters will be making a hat using one of my previously released or soon-to-be-released hat patterns.

The soon-to-be-released hat patterns are now being offered (for free) to participants in the GYI! KAL. (Blog readers will soon have the opportunity to score a free hat pattern, as well. Continue reading for more details.)

JUST CHILLIN' is my soon-to-be-released worsted weight cable hat with an optional pompom.

You can make a pompom with your knitting yarn, or you might try a purchased (faux or real) fur pompom.The hat pattern has three sizes to fit heads 19 (22, 24)” circumference, or to fit an average sized child (woman, man).

DOT ON is my soon-to-be-released worsted weight beginner stranded colorwork hat with optional pompom -- a great project for using a two-handed stranded colorwork technique.

The hat pattern has four sizes to fit heads of 17 (19, 22 and 24)” circumference, or to fit an average sized toddler (child woman, man).

These new hat patterns will become available on Ravelry for $5 each in late June. Watch this blog for the announcement of their release after June 20th. I will provide a coupon code for my blog readers to get one new hat pattern of their choice for free.

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