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? 😀
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.
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.”
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.
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
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. 😀
Nouveau Bohemia is available for purchase on Ravelry. Enjoy!
I’m very excited about finishing my second pair of socks for 2011! However, I’m not counting these officially for my 11 in 2011 as really they were started back in September 2009. That’s right… I just finished a pair of socks that I started a little under 18 months ago. How awesome is that?
I love how these came out! Of course I’d had the first one done all this time, so I knew I’d love them, but it feels good to get these off the needles and onto my feet.
I knit these using Hazel Knits Artisan Sock. It’s a lovely color (Fireberry) and the yarn is wonderful but a bit cottony feeling. Reminded me a bit of a heavier Wollmeise, actually. I still love the feeling of the socks on my feet, though… just like WM! 🙂
Pattern – Psychedelia by Melissa Goodale (project link | pattern link)
Yarn – Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Fireberry (rav link | store I used)
Needle – US1.5 (2.5mm)
Cast on – September 19, 2009
Cast off – January 30, 2011
Modifications – Did my standard toe rather than the one written in the pattern.
In other knitting news, I’m done with all the prototypes for my hat (thanks for all the lovely comments on the last post!) and it’s currently being test knit. Pattern will be coming out around Valentine’s Day, so be ready for it! Here’s a sneak peek with the pile of Nouveau Bohemia goodness. So yummy!
I’m so excited to have 2 of 3 prototypes done for a new hat design! I’m hoping to publish it soon, though not sure on an exact date yet. The pattern will be called Nouveau Bohemia and will have a beanie, slouch and extra slouchy version.
So far I have the slouch and beanie versions done and will probably get the extra slouchy version done tomorrow. I just love how these turned out and have been wearing them out and about already. They’re so nice and the Madelinetosh 80/10/10 MCN worsted is just a dream to knit with! The slouch was made with the color Quilt and the beanie with Warm Maize.
Someone brought up the fact that this one would look great in a handspun, and I totally agree! It’s such a versatile stitch pattern in that it looks good in both solids and variegateds. I can’t wait to publish and see what other great colors and yarns people make it with! 🙂