Lifted Twill Hat
This pattern was written by Karen Kendrick-Hands, the owner of City Knits in Detroit. While I was in the shop back in December buying a swift, she, ever the salesperson, convinced me to buy yarn to make her hat project.
I loved this pattern so much I didn‚Äôt mind making it twice! My first attempt was so tiny and I was completely oblivious to the fact while knitting it. I had first had intentions of making a larger version of the helmet hat (7 pattern repeats instead of 5). Even still, the hat was too small. So I jumped up needle sizes from an 11 to a 15 and added an extra pattern repeat (8 total). The 8 pattern repeats was a little overkill, so the hat generously covers my head. I decided to skip out on the helmet hat directions because I already had plenty of ear coverage and completed the hat with an I-cord edge instead.
This was my first time using Misti Alpaca Chunky (Solid and Hand-painted). I cannot compliment this yarn enough. It is so soft, squishy and warm!
Pattern: Lifted Twill Hat ‚Äì Simple Hat (with modified I-cord edge) IK Winter 2008
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky Brown & Lily Pad
Needle: 15 on the final version
Size: Large, with an additional pattern repeat
Ravelry Link: craftr's Lifted Twill hat
At long last, knitted items that coordinate. After falling in love with this yarn while using it for my Lifted twill hat, I bought another skein and made a long cable scarf with the new skein and the leftovers from my hat. This knit up quickly and was the fastest scarf that I‚Äôve ever made. Now, with the hat and scarf I have hand knit outdoor accessories that match!