It is such an exciting time of year in the yarn world these days. Local yarn stores are beginning to accept delivery of their new Fall stock, knitters and crocheters have hopefully had some downtime over the warmer days of Summer to work through a bit of their stash, and yarn companies/designers are releasing their latest patterns for the upcoming cooler months-including us! There certainly is a buzz in the air!
While we know that we shared one of our latest Free Estelle Yarns patterns with you just last week, we can’t help but think that there is no such thing as too many free knitting patterns! And today we are pleased to present to you this fantastic hat pattern, designed by the talented Helen Firing. (To read a full interview with Helen on the blog, please click here!)
Suitable for either a man or a woman, this slouchy hat which features a wonderful, deep ribbed band, and is made using only one skein of Cascade Heritage Wave, Estelle Alpaca Merino Fine or any single skein of fingering weight/sock yarn that you may have been been holding onto for a rainy day. Knit using circular needles, this hat makes for the perfect project to have in tow for that long car ride, movie night at home, or backyard BBQ. It has just enough pattern to hold your interest, but also isn’t so involved that one must sit in a quiet room all alone, in order to avoid making mistakes. Besides… how often does that happen anyway?
Should you find yourself feeling a little bit intimidated by the tiny needle size, don’t be! This particular stitch pattern absolutely flies off the needles! Since it incorporates lots of slipped stitches, you will feel as though the time spent knitting this hat is half of what you expected it to be! Don’t believe us? Cast on a swatch and give it a go! Before you know it, you will have a pile of these hats next to your knitting chair, ready to be stuffed into some stockings come Christmas.
To get your hands on this free pattern,simply click the following link- honeycomb_slip_stitch_slouch_hat. And to view all of our other latest free Estelle patterns, please click here! While you are clicking around the internet anyway, why not get in touch with us? We would love to hear which patterns you love, which you can’t wait to cast on, and what you would love to see more of down the road.
Happy (hat) knitting everyone!