Cozy Hat Pattern


When I was knitting my hat for my Knit Picks Wonderful yarn review I wrote a hat pattern at the same time.



I was frustrated that most slouchier or loose fitting hats were either too big or too floppy.

This hat hat the perfect amount of slouch for my head and it fits snug enough but not too much.

No one likes a hat that is too tight!!

I think what made this hat different from any other hat I've made is the speed that it knitted up. I was really surprised how quick it was to knit.

I do love those instant satisfation patterns and this I can say is one of those for me.

There will be a matching mitten pattern coming soon. :)

Here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry.

Here is a direct link for those who do not use Ravelry.

Enjoy!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel

My Favorite Things Christmas Countdown!!! - November *Sewing!*

We all know the Christmas countdown is on. Especially if you're like me and like to hand make as many gifts as you possibly can.

I found some lovely sewn gift ideas on Pinterest for all the seamstresses out there!

Click the images below to see more details!

Pin now to remember it for Christmas. Mommy Sanity Saver, Perfect gift for Christmas or birthday for a toddler or preschooler.  Each car has a pocket, the road is fully stitched down to withstand whatever your little one can throw at it.  Pin to remember for gift giving time.  Available from Handmade Happiness by Ruth.  Organic Cotton Toy, Eco Friendly toy, Car Play Mat, Car Playscape, Car Playmat, Car Carrier:


microwaveable heat packs to make for Christmas gifts - these are simple to sew and are invaluable at our house. One Christmas, this was all my kids wanted for their gift.:


Make an Insulated Double Oven Mitt with this Easy & Free Sewing Tutorial! Such a perfect Christmas gift!!:



DIY: Sew a kid’s beanbag chair in 30 minutes!-- my kids love this style of bean bag!:


Diddy bag for storing small things in the car as you travel - free project:


DIY : Sew Slipper | DIY & Crafts Tutorials:



Learn how to sew wallets.  3 patterns included and the video tutorials show you every step of the way. Lots of great sewing tips to get the best results.:


Keep Stitching!

Rachel

Yarn Review - Knit Picks Wonderfluff!

Ever since I got my new fall coat I have been on the hunt for a hat and mittens to wear with it. Since I have not had any luck I decided to make my own (I always end up doing this ;) )

I came across the new Knit Picks Wonderfluff yarn and I swear I could feel its softness through my computer!

Personally, I have always loved Knit Picks yarn, they seem to be high quality and easy on the bank account. Plus their customer service is amazing! A while ago one of my interchangeable needles broke and they sent me a new one without any fuss. That may not be a big deal to some, but when you're part way through a project it is a big deal!

Anyway, I ordered the Finnley Heather and waited patiently for my fluff mail to arrive.

It did in a super timely fashion, barely a week and it was at my door. So I could now get to work!!

This stuff is as soft as it looks. Maybe softer! It is also warmer then you'd expect because of how light and fluffy it is!


I decided to just make a basic hat and mittens. Nothing fancy because although I am very sure this yarn would show a pattern well I just didn't feel up for it this time around.

The yarn itself was wonderful to knit with. I was surprised it wasn't splitty or shed at all. I have had experiences with fluffier yarns like this and they were always a nightmare and left me looking like I had fought with a wild animal!



As you can see the stitches are surprisingly well defined too. We'll see how well they hold up after wearing it all winter but I am feeling very confident in it because it is a blend of Alpaca, Merino and Nylon. So its got a nice combo to keep it warm and strong!




It also felt good to knit with a yarn that didn't make my hands sweat. Sometimes when I knit with any kind of wool my hands get too warm. This stuff was warm but not too warm so it knit up fast and easy!


Here is my finished hat! I am not ready for winter! Well, err, sort of. I still have a pair of mittens to make but I will be finishing up those this weekend!

This yarn definitely exceeded my expectations and I really hope they come out with more colours because I can see myself knitting up some more hats and mitts with this yarn!

Until next time my friends!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel


*This post was not sponsored by Knit Picks and these opinions are of my own*