February 08, 2018
Every year we go on a hunt for a Valentine's Day hat that has a nod to the holiday but isn't so obvious that it can't be worn other days of the year! This year we have two ideas. The first is Sweetheart Hat by Deepika. Knit out of worsted weight yarn, utilizes cables to form very soft hearts. And then we topped it with a fabulous red Pom Pom. We have an assortment of pom pom colors to suit any taste.
The second one is Isobar by Plucky Knitter. It is a garter stitch hat that is not Valentine's, but by using red yarn it becomes more festivecan be made valentine by using red yarn. We knit ours out of Baby Llama chunky
December 01, 2017
For our December Project of the Month we wanted something that gave a nod to the holiday season but would still be able to be worn after the holidays are over. Structure Winter Beanie features a textural snowflake pattern along with other bands of texture. We knit ours out of Plymouth Superwash Merino in white It's a free pattern on Ravelry.
November 10, 2017
This year for our community donation we have decided to put a call out for knit hats to be given to Good Neighbor Center in Tigard. With the cold winter months coming, there are many families without permanent living situations who rely on the services Good Neighbor Center offers. They provide beds and meals to families in critical need, and they are largely supported by volunteers in the community. So we as knitters and crocheters wanted to contribute what we’re best at - hand knit and crocheted hats! Since this is a family center, hats of all shapes, sizes and colors are needed. We would like to collect them through the end of the year to be donated in January. For a full list of services and needs that Good Neighbor Center has, visit their website. One of the things we like about Good Neighbor Center is that what is donated locally stays local!
This basic ribbed pattern is great for hats that are being donated because they stretch to accommodate heads of many shapes and sizes. This is Basic Ribbed Hat by Anne Laird, knit with Cascade 220 Superwash Wave, which does a fun gradual color change.
April 09, 2017
This week's project inspiration is an awesome beret from Woolly Wormhead called Rollin' Beret. It offers a change from our usual beanies and slouchy hats; and it's fun because it takes advantage of stockinette rolling to create the brim. It uses a skein of Gina Chunky that self-stripes to keep things interesting!