Posts Tagged ‘hats’

Just For Fun

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Remember the early days when knitting was just for fun, and casting on for the very first time was the portal to a soft and fuzzy world of creative possibilities unfurling right at your fingertips.  Well, now that the holiday stress is far behind us, so are the deadlines that involved knitting fast and furiously.  Take some time to relax and reconnect with your knitting, try a few smaller projects that capture the lighthearted side of life and make you smile.

Just For Fun-

Sirdar Leaflet 7221

Sirdar Leaflet 7221

Whimsical and charming, a brand new collection of cosies from Sirdar, guaranteed to make even the most serious tea drinkers grin with delight.  Worked in Country Style DK, Sirdar’s classic go-to yarn for all projects big or small, in an easy care blend of wool, nylon and acrylic.

Sirdar Leaflet 7258

Hayfield Leaflet 7258

Butterflies are high on this year’s trend list, and Hayfield puts us in the mood for spring with this youthful pullover design sized from six years to large adult.  Knit in DK With Wool, a soft washable blend in twenty fashionable hues.  Blackberry and Guernsey (shown above).

Sirdar Leaflet 7324

Sirdar Leaflet 7324

These quirky hats might bear a striking resemblance to a recent blockbuster movie starring four well-known turtles.  Knit in Hayfield’s Bonus DK, a kid-friendly yarn available in a range of more than seventy bright and happy colours.

Sirdar Leaflet 7242

Hayfield Leaflet 7242

This super chunky tote bag may quickly become your constant companion, perfectly styled for hanging around the mall or carrying your gear when you head off to your weekly knitting group.  Its a speedy project knit in Hayfield Super Chunky With Wool.  Look for all nineteen colour choices. Felt Grey (shown above).

Sirdar Leaflet 7120

Sirdar Leaflet 7120

More cosies to melt your heart and captivate your friends when they show up for an afternoon tea.  The top two styles are crocheted and the bottom two are knitted.  Worked in Country Style DK, an easy care washable wool blend available in forty-six shades.

The Big Slouch

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Its Blovember and head cover is a necessity for the next four to five months but even more importantly, it is all about sporting the ‘look.’  The slouch hat ranks number one again in stylish headwear, a trend that has been around since 2009, when Hollywood’s elite group of actors, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Johnny Depp adopted this new-fangled toque which likely evolved from a combination of a skull cap and an oversized tam worn by Rastafarians.  With no signs of fading fast, the trendy lopsided beanie with the relaxed vibe is in demand for kids, men, and women of all ages.  Wear it high on the forehead with ears covered and let the bulk of it fall naturally to the back or side of the head.

Stay one fashionable step ahead of the weather with the Top Ten Slouch Hats for F/W 2013-

 

Whistler Beanie by Sublime

Whistler Beanie by Sublime

Plain and simple, this ribbed Whistler Beanie is a quick gift to knit for a special man in your life.  Cast on with two balls of Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK for the solid version or add some snazzy stripes.  There are a dozen new shades to choose from in the full eye-catching spectrum this season.

 

Tweed Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Tweed Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Sweet and demure, this cosy style combines an interesting lace pattern with the rustic beauty of a speckled tweed yarn.  Knit in Highland Lux, a soft and silky blend of fine merino, alpaca and Donegal viscose available in twelve choices, including these rich hues- caramel, rose, winter green, and claretCharcoal (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet 9855

Sirdar Leaflet 9855

A flower blooms all winter on this capacious hat design by Sirdar (Leaflet #9855) sized from little tykes to adults.  Knit in Softspun Luxury Chunky, a washable yarn that delivers razzle dazzle shine and plenty of warmth. Gracie (shown above).

 

Ushuaia Hat and Scarf Set by Katia

Ushuaia Slouch Hat and Scarf Set by Katia

Once upon a time, there lived a Bohemian Princess with long golden tresses, who was shivering in the cold……  This slouch hat with matching pocket scarf solves that problem lickety-split.  Knit this combo on jumbo needles in Katia’s new polar quality- Ushuaia, a softly spun wool with acrylic out in shops now in all eleven multi-coloured shades.

 

Staghorn Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Staghorn Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

This don’t-mess-with-the-hair slouch hat has a nice deep ribbing to maintain a grip on windy days, and a side cable panel to draw your attention.  Knit in Baby Llama Heather a new quality in the Diamond Luxury Collection that has been flying off the shelves this season.  Look for six deeply-dyed jewel tones.  Indigo heather (shown above).

 

Azteca Slouch Beanie by Katia

Azteca Slouch Beanie by Katia

An ideal cold weather buster, Katia’s self-striping Azteca looks irresistible in this cowl and slouch beanie set.  An easy project for first-timers and just as appealing for women to wear.

 

Freya Slouch Hat by Sirdar

Freya Slouch Hat by Sirdar

Texture in abundance and for sensitive folk, this Freya slouch hat is knit in a pleasing mix of cotton and brushed acrylic.  Baffin (shown above).

 

Sublime Book #625

Sublime Book #625

A cute combo that covers the bases from top to bottom, starting with a face-framing candy-striped slouch hatSublime delivers a crayon box assortment with more than fifty colours now readily available in Extra Fine Merino DK.

 

Button Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Button Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Go big or stay home when it comes to the ultimate in luxury yarns.  Baby Alpaca, features a brand new selection of Hand Paints this season, eight in total.  Two skeins will knit up this simple button slouch hat in an evening on 6.00 mm needles and its a FREE patternLagoon (shown above).

 

Bramble Slouch Hat and Cowl by Mirasol

Bramble Slouch Hat and Cowl by Mirasol

Berry inspiration sets the tone for this lovely ensemble, both hat and cowl are knit in a fun bramble stitch with maxi-sized merino wool, Ushya from Mirasol.  Three new heathery shades are ready for the picking- silver cloud, mallard and field berry.