It took far longer then I ever imagined to publish what in retrospect is not a very complex pattern. It is knit with more negative ease then traditional knit sweaters, and so that took some working on. This pattern actually cost me the most and took me the longest to complete of any pattern I’ve done to date, there was a lot of work involved. I could not be more pleased though, with the end result.
I am so excited to introduce my latest design (albeit a very simple one) for a new collection over at Petite Purls. It’s the “Back to Basics Winter Hat“. The Back to Basics collection will grow over time, and is not a part of our normal seasonal issues, instead they will be released in between issues, as a continual part of the website. The idea here is that at some time or another we all just need the basics. Easy for beginners to start off on, or a quick knit for those with more experience. Even better, you have a blank pallet to play with, easily adding stripes, decorative stitches or color work. I am thrilled to be the first designer in this collection.
In short, it will be a classic line of simple designs, each ranging in sizes from baby to youth. Yes, that’s right. From baby to youth! One of the other main needs we wanted to fill was range of sizes (you asked for it!), each item in the collection will come in a full range of sizes from newborn (when applicable) to an older child (when applicable). I am so excited about this collection, you will also note this hat is knit in my new favorite yarn, Spud & Chloe Sweater (55% wool/45% organic cotton). I love organic cotton!