Puff Stitch Hat
My birthday is coming up real soon and to celebrate, I’ve made myself a birthday hat in fun, playful colors! I love this yarn, I’d have to say it’s one of my favorites. Vickie Howell Sheepish Stripes is perfect for this hat. It’s gradual color changes make each round a different color and the texture of the yarn and puff stitches work together in blissful harmony.
Cosy Knitted Wrist Warmers: Women’s pattern by Joelle Hoverson
Pattern description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “Also called fingerless gloves, these quick-to-knit warmers keep wrists and the upper part of the hands toasty while preserving finger dexterity. In mildly cold weather, they can be worn as is; when it’s really cold, they can be layered with gloves underneath. They are shown here in women’s and men’s versions. The men’s pattern is great for all ages, even ‘cool’ teenage boys who worry that handknits might be too girlish for them. One size…
When your husband calls you from work asking “Honey, make me a hat. It’s freaking cold in here!” you don’t delay, you make it, right? The correct answer to this one is “Yay! Let’s cast on for a new project and forget about all the WIPs!”. Unless the husband isn’t on his worst behavior :-)
This is a hat with a double life; it can be worn as a snug cowl or you can gather the drawstrings threaded through the top edge to turn it into a hat. It is knitted sideways in a reverse stocking stitch rib which spirals round the hat and gives it extra stretch.
Lambing season has arrived and so have the Tolt Lambing Mitts. These hardy fingerless mitts will keep you warm during the cold morning and evening barn chores and even in the wee hours when you are called to the birth of new lambs.