Your Basic Winter Hat

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!

Here is a funny out take from the photoshoot, love this photo;

8 Comment

  1. These pictures look straight off the Gap website! Great job, cute hat, cute kid, and great idea for PP!!

  2. This is such a great idea! Perfect for beginners and experienced alike, when you want to customize a baby item without starting from scratch! LOVE it!!

  3. P.S Yes, the photos are darling & funny & so loveable!

  4. Very, very cute! Sometimes you just need to go back to the basics!

  5. haha thanks Kate, I also kept thinking… hrmm that looks like gap!

  6. Very, Very, very, very cute!!!! Looks like a future AF girl or American Eagle, Lucky Brand, Nordstrom, Hampton Bay or Go Daddy!!

  7. Brandy,
    Thank you for the darling basic pattern. I love basic patterns and this one is delightful!! I do want to mention a problem that I saw knitting up the child size: CO80 and then starting decreases row for “Sizes Newborn, Baby and Child Only” it states after the decreases that there would still be 80 stitches. I can fudge a “closure”, but just thought I’d check and see if anyone else had any confusion with this size.

    I too am now a HUGE FAN of SPUD AND CHLOE!! It’s my new favorite yarn now and I’m totally spoiled; it’s all I want to knit with anymore…

  8. Brandy, Here’s the section referred to above; thanks for any help.

    Cast on 60[68, 80, 84, 88] stitches; join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.
    Work in selected pattern for 2.5[3.5, 4.25, 4.25, 4.75] inches
    Work in St st (knit every round) for 1.75[2.25, 3, 3, 3.25] inches.

    Change to dpns when there are too few sts to knit comfortably on circular needle.

    Sizes Newborn, Baby and Child ONLY
    Next Round: * K13[15, 19], k2tog; repeat from * around: 56[64, 80] stitches.
    Next Round: Knit around.

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