Allegedly it’s Spring in Oregon. Ha. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, feel free to laugh along with me. Yes, it’s light out for longer, and the trees and flowers are blooming. But there’s also been torrential wind, rain, and continued flooding. It hailed 3 times yesterday.
The time for warm hand knits is not over yet, folks.
Pattern: Ocean Breezes by Lee Meredith
Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Highlander in Heather-in-Bloom
Needles: US size 8
I love this funky, chunky, slouchy hat for combating the chill of winter weather, whenever it may occur.
The pattern is highly customizable, which means you can use a variety of weights of yarn to create a custom hat. And the opportunities for creative button use are endless!
Amy was kind enough to knit up this sample for us, and had this to say about the pattern:
I enjoyed the quick and fairly easy pattern. Although somewhat wordy, the instuctions were clear enough. Complex enough to keep interest, but you do need to pay attention. Okay for easy tv watching (i.e. a show you’ve seen before or relies less on the visuals) once you’re past the short row shaping.
I loved this yarn; it was so squishy and smooth.
Thanks, Amy! On a fun side note, Amy is the creative wonder behind Ms. Anchovy Knits Handspun, which we are pleased to carry at Stash. She has a great sense of color and creates beautiful, whimsical skeins with names like Industrial Fiesta, Under the Blacklight, and Easter Bunny and Friends.