Friday, November 9, 2012

Free Pattern: Bulky Ear Flap Hat




 
The Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn comes in beautiful colors. 

I finally finished rewriting my Asheville hat pattern, for use with bulky yarn.  This item is man-sized, so it will probably fit very loosely if made for a woman.  (I'll probably wear the one shown here, though, if we have a cold winter--or if I can't find a willing male family member or friend eager to wear this item with its orchid accents).  Actually, I'm longing for an opportunity to wear a warm, wooly hat in charming Asheville (in the North Carolina mountains), but my weekends are still taken up with football games.  Of course, this hat would be just the thing for sitting on the bleachers at an evening game in crisp, cool November. 
 
This hat knits up super fast. 
 
My original pattern includes instructions for a fleecy lining.  Since the Lamb's Pride wool I used here is so thick and warm, I didn't add the lining here (or include instructions for the lining with this pattern).  To download the PDF for the Bulky Asheville Hat click here or go to my Free page. 
 
I've also been finishing up some other projects this week and contemplating casting on some small Christmas gifts. 


This heathery shoulder cape is made with Debbie Bliss's Riva yarn.  The pattern is in her
Riva pattern book.  I love the natural, rich look of this yarn. One of my students said that
this garment looks like a "big grape."  The purple hues do, indeed, remind me of
Concord grapes. 




This is the completed Noro Bonborri wrap that I talked about in my last blog post. Go to Black Sheep and Ewe
to purchase the kit. It's a steal for $20.00. 

Finally, I've been having some technical issues with the company who saves my PDF files online.  I'm switching all of my PDF knitting files, so that they are now stored in Google Docs.  I apologize if some of my free patterns haven't been accessible. 




 

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful finished projects! You have been a busy knitter lately. I think my favorite one is the shoulder cape, the yarn is so pretty! Also, in response to your question about the spindle materials, that sounds perfect! I'm so excited about next month!

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    1. The wagon wheels and dowels arrived yesterday. Of course, the dowels are a bit too wide to fit in the holes of the wheels, but I'm going to experiment with some sanding today--and, if need be, go to Lowes to find some dowels that work. I'm looking forward to your visit.

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  2. What a lovely trio of finished projects! Beautiful colours and cosy garments - you are so versatile! The hatchery shoulder cape is delightfully unusual - a bit more than a scarf but not a full blown coat - perfect for layering on chilly autumn days. Enjoy! E x

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  3. Wow - You've been busy. I love the array of colours and think I will try that hat for one of my sons. At some time, during the Christmas Hols, I must rack your brain about attaching PDFs to Blogger - I tried to do it ages ago but got stuck. Hope the weather doesn't get too cold for you! Judy.

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