Monday, October 26, 2009

Wylde Oats Hat Pattern

Wylde Oats Hat
Erica Jackofsky • Fiddle Knits Designs

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Funny how one idea sparks another, then another, then, well, you get the idea. First it was the drawstring top, after that along came the lack of decreases for the crown, followed by a sideways cabled band, and before long there was Wylde Oats. I cannot, however, claim all of the credit since much inspiration for this pattern also came from the yarn itself. Something about the feel of Rowan Wool Cotton begs for cables and textured patterns. The cotton content lends a coolness to the yarn, while the 50% merino keeps it springy and warm enough for an Autumn day.

Rowan Wool Cotton (50% merino/50%cotton; 123 yards [113 meters]/50 grams): SH967 Bronze, 2 (3) balls

Size US 3(3.25mm) 16” circular (for Rib’n’Roll brim edging), or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 4(3.5mm) straight, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size US 4(3.5mm) dpns for i-cord.

2 stitch markers; cable needle; tapestry needle

Using size 3(3.25mm): 25 sts & 32 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch.
Using size 4(3.5mm): 24 sts & 30 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch.

Finished Brim Circumference: Small/19 (Medium/22)” unstretched/relaxed,
to fit Head Circumference: 20–21.5 (22–23)”
1-2” negative ease recommended for a snug fit.
Shown in size Small

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Designs coming at ya!

It's been busy around here lately. Maybe it's the cool Fall weather making the designs come so fast, or maybe it's how happy I've been..... Perhaps a little, or a lot, of both. Anyway you want to put it I'm not going to argue. I've got designs coming out my ears and I love, love, love it! Lots of hat patterns will be available soon. Most of what I'm doing is being published through outside sources, or in conjunction with, so I can't really say too much now. My lips are zipped.

Something I can do is rave about the latest Issue of Yarn Forward. What a surprise that was to see my design on the cover! (If you're not a subscriber to YF you can purchase digital copies of the magazine on Yudu — Issue #19) The design that's featured on the cover is Ragtime Annie, a felted cloche with some choose-your-own-adventure type design features. You can knit the split brim (as shown on the cover) or a solid brim, and there are also two types of mosaic patterning to choose from.

Now back to the needles!
Peace y'all ;o)