Nouveau Bohemia

Nouveau Bohemia - Prototypes

So excited to announce that my new pattern is out! Nouveau Bohemia is a hat pattern with three styles – a beanie, a beret and an extra slouchy beret – that is perfect for those cold days we are having and for the cooler nights during the Spring! The pattern includes all three styles, so you literally can get three hats out of one pattern purchase. How great is that? :D

Nouveau Bohemia - Extra Slouchy Beret

The hats are all very quick and easy knits (you can make the beanie version in just a few hours of knitting!) but the lace and cable make it look a lot more complicated than it actually is.

Nouveau Bohemia - FINISHED

From the pattern description: I enjoy wearing slouchy hats for their beauty and girly look but I find that I do still crave beanies when the weather is particularly cold and I want the comfort of a hat hugging my head. With this in mind I decided to make a pattern that you could make either as a beanie or a beret – the best of both worlds! Being a lover of hand dyed yarn, I also wanted to make a pattern that would work with both variegated and solid colors. Coincidentally (and happily!) I think that the pattern would also lend itself beautifully to handspun yarns. I knew I wanted this to be a fun and casual style – totally Bohemian! – using fine yarns that feel wonderfully soft on your head. Thus, Nouveau Bohemia: a rich Boho look for those who can’t give up decadent yarns but still love to look “artsy.”

Nouveau Bohemia - Beanie

Pattern Specs:
Sizing – 17”(19”) to fit a 20”(22”) head. Hats shown are the 17” size modeled on a 21.5” head for a snug brim.

Yarn
Beanie: Madelinetosh 80/10/10 MCN Worsted shown in Warm Maize – 1 skein 90(100) yds
Beret: Madelinetosh 80/10/10 MCN Worsted shown in Quilt – 1 skein 130(140) yds
Extra Slouchy Beret: Malabrigo Rios shown in Zarzamora – 1 skein 190(200) yds

Gauge – 20 stitches and 32 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needle

Nouveau Bohemia - FINISHED

I can’t wait to see other people’s iteration of the hat design! Especially variegated and handspun versions as I love my variegated ones. :D

Nouveau Bohemia - Extra Slouchy Beret

Nouveau Bohemia is available for purchase on Ravelry. Enjoy!

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9 responses to “Nouveau Bohemia

  1. Mags 02.10.2011 at 4:52 pm

    I’m seriously regretting my decision to stop knitting hats. These are all fab.u.lous.

  2. Kirsty 02.10.2011 at 4:55 pm

    Just purchased the pattern, they all look great!!

  3. Alexandra 02.10.2011 at 5:13 pm

    Yay!!! They’re all so beautiful! I’m really looking forward to knitting this, as soon as I decide what yarn to use! :) Congratulations! It’s a gorgeous pattern! :)

  4. julie 02.10.2011 at 5:28 pm

    Congrats on another beautiful pattern! I love the colors that you chose for your prototypes, too bad you can’t wear them all at once bc they look so great together;) Guess what i’m going to knit next, after our SF KAL?!

  5. Tammy 02.10.2011 at 6:19 pm

    I so LOVE hats…just purchased this…but it’ll be a bit before I start one…..gorgeous..

  6. sue 02.10.2011 at 6:25 pm

    Oh they all look wonderful, I cant decide which one I like more.

  7. littlesparrowknits 02.10.2011 at 7:14 pm

    They all look great – what a smart idea to make 3 different adaptations! All 3 yarns you chose are also lovely. That colorway of Rios! Oh my gosh. SO pretty.

  8. Mandy 02.11.2011 at 12:08 am

    Oh Man!!!! Can’t wait to cast on – looking at my fiber stash to pick the best one!

  9. sarah 02.11.2011 at 1:21 am

    those are gorgeous – definitely going in my wish list of patterns!

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