Tag: knit hat

Two by Two Hat

I have this thing about the tops of hats. I think a nice symmetrical decrease can make (or break) the hat. When I saw the top of the Two by Two hat, I knew I had to try it.     I love the way the ribs “disappear” into each other. It was an easy pattern but the deviation from…

The Knitting Won

For any non-knitter, let me let you in on a pretty common sentiment among knitters: knitting with dark yarn isn’t always the most fun knitting. The knitting is fine, as long as you’re not trying to follow your stitches closely to follow the pattern. Something like knit two, purl two is an excellent choice for mindless knitting in dark yarn.…

girl in knit purple hat with black pompom in snow storm

A Purple Hat

The thing about winter is you can never have too many hats. I suppose in theory you can (I mean, one head and all) but I when everything is grey and white it’s nice to have a little variety.     We also have a lot of winter birthdays in our family, so hats and mitts are a bit of…

A Ponytail Hat

I inadvertently grew my hair out last year. Without bangs the need for regular haircuts is substantially less. One day I realized my hair was *almost* long enough for a ponytail so I continued to not cut it (inaction for the win!).   Ponytails are great most of the year but are a little problematic in the winter; they don’t…

She’s a Funny One

A few weeks ago I had the urge to knit a hat for my youngest niece. She’s not quite old enough to be oh-so-specific about what her favourite colour is and little kid hats are a quick, fun, and easy knit. I have a pattern I love: Baby It’s You. It’s part of a card set I received as a…

Rainbow Hat

Last year I bought an assortment of neon yarn and made mittens for my nieces and nephews. I ended up with a pile of brightly coloured scrap yarn, so when I was looking for something to knit for a birthday gift, they jumped out of my collection at me.   I love striped hats in general, but Rainbow Marley is a…