Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Banksy Hat

Banksy Hat

I love all the speckled yarns that are so popular right now, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right project to show them off. I wanted to make myself a lightweight fall hat using this gorgeous skein of sock yarn from SpunRightRound. My criteria: it had to keep my ears covered, it couldn't be plain stockinette (and therefore boring), it had to be a little slouchy but not too much, it had to be relatively easy and fast to finish.

Banksy Hat

Earlier this year I knit Roebling. I loved how the short-row shaping at the brim covered the ears without adding the bulk of a double fold brim. I was inspired to shape my hat in a similar way, and Kirsten Kapur was quite kind enough to give me her blessing to proceed with my pattern. I added a simple slipped stitch cable to the body that gives just a little texture but lets the speckled yarn shine.

Banksy Hat

I'm really pleased with this hat, and I hope to see lots of projects. I'm running a special offer for the first 30 days after release. Post a finished Banksy Hat project with FO photo on Ravelry by Nov. 13 and receive one free pattern of your choice from my Ravelry store. You must create a project in Ravelry with start/end dates, add a finished photo, and PM me which pattern you’d like to receive. Sorry, Craftsy projects are not eligible for this promotion.

Buy the pattern for $6 on Ravelry or Craftsy. Use the tag #banksyhat on social media. I'd love to see pictures!

3 comments:

  1. That is the perfect amount of slouch!!! love it!

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  2. Hi! I'm not sure my comment went through yesterday...but I just have to say I love this hat and I love your shirt! That's one of Ian's and my favorite lines from the show! We use it for all sorts of things at home. "And that's why (fill in the blank with just about anything you wish the other person had done in that situation)"

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