Simple Ribbed Hat
I just finished this neckwarmer for my nephew, and a hat to match with the leftover yarn. He’s five years old, and both the hat and neckwarmer used up a single skein of Urth Uneek Worsted. The yarn looks and feels FABULOUS, I’m exceedingly pleased with it. The Urth Uneek line of yarns definitely do not do themselves justice in the skein, the self-striping is divine!
I think the hat should fit (the recipient was reluctant to let me try it on him due to the absence of Lego Ninjago paraphernalia on it), but I managed to cram it on his head for a second before he swept it off. The neckwarmer definitely fit, he let that stay on for two whole seconds. You can read my project notes on Ravelry for all the size details. If you want to make a matching set for an adult you’ll need a second skein of yarn.
Another Stripe It Cowl
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I just finished a Stripe It Cowl, it just needed to be photographed properly. I used 4mm/US6 needles for the ribbing and 4.5mm/US7 needles for the body of the cowl. I’m super happy with it, and I think all of the colourways will look glorious!
Mini Knit Hack
One secret to a happy project: use the darker end of the colourway for the bottom of the project and the brighter colour for the top, darker colours look more balanced on lower parts. In my project, the pin & green is darker than the orange & blue, so it went on the bottom.
Darn Knit Stripe It!
As you may already know, I’m already thinking about my own holiday gifts (I know. it’s sweltering out there, but I’m determined to get ahead of the curve this year). I really love this yarn, Urth Uneek Worsted, and I found this extremely simple cowl designed with it. It’s so easy a beginner can do it, and it only takes 1 skein and 1 pair of needles to make it – I’m thinking perfect last minute cottage project.
I encourage you to take a look at the finished projects to see how different colours knit up – I guarantee you’ll fall in love with at least one of the colourways. To get an idea about how the different colourways knit up you can take a look at the fingering weight version of the same yarn.
- I just finished making this cowl myself (I’ll photograph that pronto, promise) and it fits casual and loose. If you want something more fitted you should omit some stitches.
- Superwash yarn tends to loosen up after being washed. If you like your cowls on the drapy side, stick with the prescribed 4.5mm/US7 needles. If you like the fabric a bit more firm, go down to a 4mm/US6.
Photos: Shizknitty, heath22, srossinifaust
Beginner Slouchy Hat
I worked up a quick little hat so everyone could see how gorgeous and magical the Urth Uneek Worsted is, you asked for the pattern …. so here it is! A hat only takes 1 skein ….
To fit head circumference:
- 21(22, 23, 24) inches
- Child(Small, Medium, Large, XLarge)
URTH SLOUCH HAT
Last night I cast on for a hat with the Urth Uneek Worsted (I’m trying to get a sample done before the Toronto Knitters Frolic). I’m not really in a hat place right now, but the yarn is SO GORGEOUS that it doesn’t really matter, I can’t wait to get past the ribbing and just let the colour flow!
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Banish the last vestiges of winter with this joyful hat! It’s knit in a gorgeous new yarn, Urth Uneek Worsted. This simple pattern will creates something really special that will get you through to the good weather (when it sees fit to arrive). I think it would also make a great neck-warmer or cowl. Many thanks to Deborah for bringing this one to my eyes!
Urth Uneek Worsted
Urth Uneek Worsted is a super soft 100% superwash merino wool which is hand painted in stunning stripe patterns. Not only does it work up beautifully, but it’s ethically made by a small family business from Istanbul, so you won’t have to feel *too* bad about cheating on your loved ones with it. Plus, for every skein purchased Urth Yarns will donate the money to plant a tree in Sub-Saharan Africa (which apparently has a very positive impact for both the environment and struggling communities).
- 100% Extrafine Merino Wool
- worsted weight
- 4mm to 5mm (US 6 to 8) needles
- 5 to 6 sts = 1″ (2.5cm)
- Made in Turkey (by a Women’s collective)
- FREE Patterns