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Hand-Painted Preemie Hat

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I love buying hand-painted yarn, but then I’m inevitably disappointed when I knit it up. The gorgeous, vibrant colours suddenly pool or stripe in weird ways that make the ugliest little hats. But when I use a textural stitch, like seed stitch, suddenly the yarn regains its charm and the hat becomes delightful! You can […]

How to Knit a Hat

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You have yarn. You have needles. You have cold ears on a blustery day. (Or you’re having a bad hair day. It happens to the best of us.) How do you make a hat out of thin air, without a pattern? How do you move from knitter to designer? How do you become the master […]

Leafalicious Hat Pattern

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Here it is, in all its glory: Knit in bulky-weight yarn (shown here in hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn that a friend sent me — isn’t she nice?) with size 9 US (5.5mm) circular needles, the Leafalicious hat is knit in the round from the top down. You’ll use interesting stitches like Judy’s Magic Cast On, LRinc, […]

Leafalicious Hat and Mittens… A Preview

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I’ve just submitted these patterns to Knit Picks as proposals, so if they like them, I’ll be knitting them up in a nice fall Knit Picks yarn and hopefully be getting them published. If they don’t like them… Well, then I’ll just have to publish the pattern myself. Either way, I’m really happy with how […]

Knotty Baby Hat

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This little cutie is available as a Ravelry download for $3 CAD.   Update:  It is now available as a Knit Picks IDP pattern download for only $1.99!  (But you can still get it through the Ravelry link, too.) It is knit up using a provisional cast on, a hem turn, and stocking stitch.  There is […]