People with ponies and buns (even man-buns) need hats too – especially this winter! I like the detail at the top of this hat by very clever hat designer Woolly Wormhead. The i-cord pulls it in to the exact size you need, and the little flourish on top finishes off the look. You can use any worsted or aran weight yarn, but I think it looks great in a soft, plush yarn like Malabrigo Merino Worsted.
The Pussyhat Project
At first glance on Ravelry I thought this pattern was a cute, quirky hat, but it’s more than that, it’s a social and political statement. Designed by Kat Coyle, its a very simple pattern in support of the Women’s March on the Washington Mall (in Washington DC) on January 21st, 2017. You can make one and send it to the organizers to hand out to attendees, or just wear one yourself in support of womens’ rights.
The pattern is very simple, it’s just a rectangle that is folded over and sewn up the sides. If you don’t know how to purl it’s ok, you can skip the purling and just knit. It is made using super soft and lovely Malabrigo Merino Worsted, but you can use any worsted weight yarn in any shade of pink (see other options below).
Malabrigo Merino Worsted: 1 skein (100% Merino Wool)
Cascade 220 SuperwashCascade 220 Superwash: 1 skein (machine washable Peruvian wool, use 4.5mm/US7 needles)
Cascade 220 Heathers: 1 skein (100% Peruvian wool, use 4.5mm/US7 needles)
Berroco Vintage: 1 skein (machine washable wool/synthetic blend)
Cascade Avalon: 1 skein (machine washable cotton/synthetic blend)
- FREE Pattern
- 5mm/US8 needles (straight or circular)
- tapestry needle
I love the look of these mitts, they’re cozy, simple, but still interesting. Mitts are a great knitted gift that don’t take too long to make and only use one skein of yarn. We’re knitting them up with a skein of buttery soft and airy Malabrigo Merino Worsted (colour 69 Pearl Ten – a dark taupe).