The two designs I worked on were the Catnip and the Cat Conference hats and were fun to work on. The twisted cable pattern pushed my designer comfort zone a little, since I prefer starting with a stitch pattern and then seeing where it takes me in terms of the crown shaping. Whilst here, it had to be thought through beginning with the crown and fitting the wandering pathways into the stitch pattern and then further into the ribbing. It's always challenging working in the opposite direction to the way you used to and it does take more time of course, but the results are often so refreshing.
Both patterns will be coming out soon all ready for your Xmas knitting.*
* you know, you can never be too early with your Xmas knitting, right?