I’ve got my first pattern ready to put on Ravelry, it is hat #50, also called the Hogsmeade Hat, because if you are going to visit Hogsmeade, you need a warm woolen hat! I wanted to design a very easy quick knit that one could use multiple options when it came to yarn choice, while using the same size needle and the same stitch counts. There are four sizes. And I like quick results so I designed it using super bulky yarn. Other pattern options include using aran yarn held doubled or worsted held tripled. Lastly I did a test knit using smaller needles and regular bulky yarn, which worked with a few minor adjustments. The whole goal of this was just “hats that will fit someone” for donation to Wool-Aid or your favorite charity.
These are the four sizes in the superbulky option. The largest hat which is 60 stitches is quite large, but looks good on a smaller head tilted back and worn loosely (2nd hat from the right in this picture).
The green one is a triple worsted version.
This is the regular Lamb’s Pride Bulky version.
These are the superbulky hats.
These are the doubled aran hats. As you can see there are a couple different brim variations you can use.
Tripled worsted versions.
So incentive you say?
How about this awesome Yarn Chicken tote bag?
Bag is a light weight canvas bag. Straps are long enough to go over your shoulder. There is a key fob on the inside. No pockets. Bag measures approx 17″ wide by 13″ high by 5 1/2″ deep.
How do you win a chance to win this bag? You need to knit a Hogsmeade hat and post a project page with a picture on Ravelry by Sept 30th. You must promise to donate your hat to Wool-Aid and send it in by the end of 2014. Your project must be tagged Hogsmeadehatforwoolaid2014 the prize will be randomly drawn from projects which meet this criteria. If you post more than one finished hat and put each hat on it’s own project page you get more than one entry. Knit 5 hats and have 5 project pages? 5 entries.
For those who may be unfamiliar with Wool-Aid, at least 80% wool/alpaca/similar natural fiber is required. No acrylic content at all. Here is the Wool-Aid page for further information. http://www.wool-aid.org/ And here is the Wool-Aid group on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/wool-aid
I am now going to attempt to put the pattern on Ravelry, wish me luck! I will edit this post once that is complete.
Shocker-It actually worked! Link to pattern on Ravelry