Thursday, 8 December 2011

Cabled Canuck and Windward Hat patterns!

I have been dropping hints that I was working on a couple hat patterns lately, and here they are! Introducing Cabled Canuck knit in Green Label Aran Weight yarn. 

Cabled Canuck - Dove

And the Windward hat knit in Yellow Label DK Weight yarn.

Windward beanie - one of a kind colourway

Both hat patterns are now available for sale in my ravelry store and would make fantastic Christmas gifts (there may be one or two lucky people on my Christmas gift giving list who will be receiving one of these hats this year!) Both are 1 skein wonders and fit a variety of head sizes well. 

Cabled Canuck is a warm and lusciously cabled beanie, the neatest part about this pattern is how the cables all come together to form a flower on the top of the crown. Even with a flower, I think that this pattern would work really well for men too, Chris says he wants one knit in Chestnut

Cabled Canuck - Dove


SizeOne size fits most - 19"-23" head go up a needle size and extend ribbing for a larger hat.
Yarn: 1 skein TFA Green Label Aran Weight yarn 115g = 205 yds. Sample shown in the Dove colourway.
Needles: 4.5mm 16" circular (or dpns)
              5mm 16" circular
              5mm dpns
Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1 inch in reverse stockinette

Ravelry pattern page here.
$4.00 CAD

Windward is versatile, offering both a beanie and a slouchy option. The fabric created by my favorite zigzag lace motif is light yet still warm, it makes for a really stretchy and comfortable hat. It features a double brim, so your ears are always covered in a really cushy fabric, which I love. And of course, the decreases (aren't they the best part of any hat?) these ones come together to create a star. 

Windward slouch - sand


SizeOne size fits most :: brim is 19” in circumference for both hats, beanie is 8” tall, slouch is 10” tall unstretched. Since the entire hat features a ribbed pattern it is very stretchy and fits a variety of head sizes well.
Yarn: 1 skein TFA Yellow Label DK Weight yarn 115g = 260 yds. Samples shown in a One of a kind colourway and Sand.
Needles: 3.75mm 16" circular (or dpns)
              4mm 16" circular
              4mm dpns
Gauge24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in windward lace pattern after blocking.

Ravelry pattern page here.

You've still got time to pick out 1 special skein from your stash and cast on for another gift!