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Happy October! It’s my favorite month of the year, and fall is my favorite season of all. Just this week, I released two new hat patterns in my Ravelry store:

NavajoHatsForest Fronds Beanie (right) and Slouch (left) hats

A twisted-rib brim flows into panels of baby-fern stitch, each separated by a column of single twisted stitches. The crown decreases are worked into the baby-fern stitch panels for a smooth transition at the top.

These hats feature Tahki Select Navajo yarn, a self-striping, rustic yet soft, single-ply 100% wool. Pattern includes instructions for two sizes for each hat. The beanie takes 1 ball for either size, and the slouch takes 1 ball for the medium size and 2 balls for the large size. Medium size for each is shown in the photo. Slouch is shown in color #3, and beanie is shown in color #5.

Get all the details on Ravelry, and download the pattern from Ravelry or my blog.

And if you’re looking for Navajo yarn, I’d be really, really happy if you ordered it from Patternworks!

photo by Evelyn S. Lamprey

900398_EssentialAcceMo3_medium2Big Cable Slouch Hat

(My friend and coworker Alison can really rock the slouch hats, can’t she?!)

This little gem was originally the third installment in the Patternworks Essential Accessories club. Now you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry apart from the club. (Clubs are still available – 12 kits, one each month for 12 months – which you can join here!) Hat above is shown in color #3653, Stormy Sea.

I. Love. Big. Cables and I cannot lie! This hat has ’em, separated by columns of garter stitch. It features Ty-Dy Wool by Knit One, Crochet Too (one of my favorite yarn companies run by some of my favorite yarny people, in my neighboring state of Maine). Just one ball is all you’ll need!

Get all the details on Ravelry, and you can purchase the pattern there, too (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member).

photo by Ashley Wakefield

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So… last weekend was Stitches East in Hartford, CT. Picked up some great stuff:

  • Large barrel bag from Erin Lane Bags
  • Earrings from Harlan Glass (hanging on bag)
  • Sock Hussy pin from Miss Purl (pinned to bag strap)
  • Yarn, left to right: Skein of bulky orphan yarn from Bashful Bags & Fibers (no label, no info – somewhere around 85-100 yards, and I think there’s some alpaca in it); STR Lightweight in Tina’s Silver Lining; STR Lightweight in Gail’s Autumn Joy
  • In the front: limited-edition violet/black alpaca fiber by Pine Hill Alpaca Farm (purchased at Kanine Knits booth)

I’ve already made use of the orphan skein of yarn:

“Orphan” Musician Beanie

  • Pattern: Starving Musician by Laura Linneman
  • Yarns: Orphan skein of bulky multicolor something-or-other; Classic Elite Renaissance (discontinued yarn) that’s been in my stash since 2008, used doubled, in a light olive green (lost the label)
  • Needles: U.S. 11 (8mm); used U.S. 10.5 (6.5mm) for the decreases since I only have one U.S. 11 16″ circular needle!
  • Started (and finished) 10/26/11 (only took three hours)
  • Link to my Ravelry project page (login required)

Though it only took me three hours to knit, it was also the third time I was knitting something with the orphan yarn in the same week! I started off making a Starving Artist slouchy beret — not enough yarn, and I wasn’t happy with the way I was augmenting with the light olive green. Next, I attempted a Starving Musician beanie using only the orphan yarn — just a bit too short, wouldn’t have been long enough to stay pulled down over my ears. So I started again for the third time and worked in a few stripes in the light olive. Love it! I still think I look better in hats made with less-chunky yarn, but this one is growing on me. How can you not love something that’s done so quickly, anyway?

And it turns out I finished this one just in time for a freakishly early (well, maybe not for NH) October snowstorm.

Let’s just take a closer look at those great earrings (click the photo to enlarge)…

How about a closer look at the Sock Hussy pin? Perfect knitting bag accessory…

Oh… and did you happen to notice that the STR Lightweight in the Tina’s Silver Lining colorway matches the bag??? Seriously, I didn’t plan that. Didn’t even notice until I was taking the photo.

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