During the summer I was inspired by some hat designs which popped into my head. They just wouldn’t leave me alone and, after some encouragement from friends, I wrote them up as patterns. Two of these are already up on Ravelry as free downloads. Alchemilla and the Pebbles Walking Hat. I’ve been so shocked by the warm welcome they’ve received and the wonderful compliments have really encouraged me to continue.
Next up is Daisy May.
This one was a bit trickier. It’s a more complicated/involved pattern and I really struggled for a while to work out the best way to explain what was in my head. I could knit it no problem but changing it into a pattern gave me a headache, but eventually with the aid of some very patient test knitters it’s ready.
I’m rather proud of this one and I’ve knit several as gifts and yes matching mittens (and possibly a scarf) are in the pipeline. Well I’ve procrastinated and stomped my foot like a little child out of nerves but today I’ve finally uploaded it to Ravelry. It’s now available to purchase for £2.00 as a pdf download. It’s my first pattern that I’m charging for and I’d welcome feedback on it. (Now goes and sits nervously in the corner hoping people like it).
Daisy May can be made out of dk or aran weight yarns (I’ve done both with great success) and I’ve never needed more than a single 100g ball. I’ve also used both solid and variegated yarns and loved them both. Because of how the band is knitted it adjusts to your individual head size.