I hope you've all had a good New Year's celebration! It's been a wonderful year and I'm looking forward to yet another knitterly year, full of design and new patterns. At the end of 2015 I decided to revamp one of my very first patterns – the Slip-Cable Hat. We have made a new sample and had the pattern re-edited and obviously arranged into the latest layout with new photographs.
While uploading this version of the pattern onto Ravelry I had a nosey on my activity page and looking at the number of finished projects, from the children's sweaters, through those made for women, to the multitude of accessories, I am touched by the amount of support and trust, you, dear knitters have given me and my patterns. It's a pleasure to see them all and I want to say a big, huge, thank you to you all for knitting with me and for sharing your beautiful projects. Thank you!
I've plans for the new year, some – old, like carrying on doing what I like and some – new, perhaps arrange a Knit-a-long that I think would be a lot of fun (I wanted to do one a while ago and fingers crossed it's actually happening) and develop the wholesale side a little further (let your LYS know if you want them to carry my patterns *wink wink*). There's going to be plenty to come!
With this, I want to wish you a great year! It's promising to be a good one :-) and for now, I've put a Ravelry promotion together to celebrate, both, the re-publishing of the Slip-Cable hat and the New Year. Enter the YAY2016 code on Ravelry and enjoy a 16% discount off this pattern until the end of tomorrow (GMT). Add the pattern to your basket and enter the code before you check out.
The pattern is largely kept the same, with the same sizing and the resulting hat, but the wording was made a little friendlier to make it clearer.
The Slip Cable Hat is worked in a round from the brim up. The crown decreases flow naturally from the slip stitch cable columns of the hat’s body and create a flower shape at the top of the hat. Made using a springy Worsted weight yarn, this unisex hat is a quick knit and is suitable for an advanced beginner.
Depending on the size you're making, you will need between one and two skeins of Worsted weight yarn.
Useful techniques: How to keep track of cast on stitches