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October 29, 2011

Beluga and Firefly Hat ~ Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am excited to share my new hat pattern with you. I have been talking about the gray and yellow color combination that I love so dearly. Now I have a super cute and quick hat to show for it. I am simply calling it the Beluga and Firefly Hat in honor of these two spectacular Spud & Chloë Sweater colorways.

Can’t you just feel how squishy that hat is? It feels like a dream. I sat down with a sketchbook and a pencil and made up the striping stitch pattern in Firefly after several times of trying out different things. I wanted a textural stripe but nothing too difficult and I think the result is fantastic.

Here is some information you might like to know:

Size: Older child to adult woman

Circumference in inches: 19 inches

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 hank each in Beluga #7521and Firefly #7505

Needles: US size 7 sixteen-inch circular needles and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stiches per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials:

Scissors

Ruler or tape measure

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

This is my new go-to hat pattern for the upcoming gift knitting season. I love how quick, simple and fun it is to work up. Think of all the color combinations you could come up with by pairing the Beluga with any other color in Sweater… endless possibilities await!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Beluga and Firefly Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Beluga and Firefly Hat!

Have fun!

March 22, 2011

Hello Baby Hat – Free Pattern

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

The Hello Baby Hat pattern is ready for you. I made it to go along with the Hello Baby Cardigan but it is just as cute on its own. The Strawberry Charm is optional but awfully cute if you choose to latch one on top of your hat.

Here is some information you might like to know about the hat:

 

Size: newborn to 3 months

Yarn:Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 hank in Igloo #7517 for the cardigan and 1 hank (or a small amount) in Toast #7506 for the I-cord at the top of the hat

Note: I used the leftover Igloo from the Hello Baby Cardigan to make the hat.

Needles: US size 7 needles, 16-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

Note: I can comfortably fit 56 stitches around a 16-inch circular needle. If you can’t fit the stitches around a 16-inch needle you could use double-pointed needles or a 12-inch circular needle.

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials:

Tape measure or ruler

Scissors

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

 

Here is some information you might like to know about the Strawberry Charm:

 

Needles: US size 1 set of 4 double-pointed needles

Yarn: Small amounts of Spud & Chloë Fine in Red Hot #7815 and Cricket #7804

Materials:

Embroidery needle

Scissors

Stitch marker

 

Enjoy!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Hello Baby Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Hello Baby Hat!

January 18, 2011

Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat – Free Pattern!

Pattern note: The hat uses only 3 repeats of the checker rounds for all sizes and the Camp Hoodie Vest uses all four repeats of the checker pattern.

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

The Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat is here! I whipped up this quick little hat to check out my gauge and to test out the simple fair isle and embroidery pattern before I dove into the original Camp Hoodie. The small hat is perfect because you are checking your gauge while you are working in the round and with just a little extra effort you will have a wonderful hat to show for your swatching. It’s a win-win!

There are two video tutorials available for the fair isle section (click here) and for the embroidery (click here).

Here is some information you might like to know:

 

Sizes: newborn (baby, toddler, child, teen, adult)

Finished sizes in inches (numbers have been rounded): 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 21) inches

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein each in Toast #7506 (MC), Moonlight #7507 (A), Ice Cream #7500 (B), Grass #7502 (C), Firecracker #7509 (D)

Needles: US size 8 sixteen-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or the size to obtain gauge.

*note: For the newborn size you may have to use a 12-inch circular or use double-pointed needles for the entire hat. I can fit the 56 stitches on 16-inch needles but it is very tight for the first inch or so and then eases up.

Gauge: 4 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

 

I hope you enjoy the Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat.

Tomorrow, January 19th, 2011, we start the Camp Hoodie Knitalong. I hope you’ll join us if you are able.

See you tomorrow for the kick-off!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry page for the Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat!

November 9, 2010

Go Team! – Free Pattern

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

The story on the Go Team! hat is kind of a good one. My older daughter, Peachy, is on the high school swim team for the first time as she is a freshman this year. We have had boys on the team at the high school but this is the first time we have had a girl swimming. The girls team is a lot different than the boys team as you might expect. The girls swim team assigns each swimmer a sister. The sisters are required to make inspirational signs and to give gifts throughout the season to each other. This is not something the boys partake in so it took some getting used to.

As the season progresses the gifts are to become increasingly nice so I planned on knitting a hat for my daughter’s sister toward the end of the season. I was a little unsure of how it would be received because, well, you never know. Much to my delight the reaction to the Go Team! hat has been absolutely incredible! The sister could not have been more excited about her team-inspired hat. I received emails from both the swimmer AND her mother telling me how the swimmer had yet to take the hat off her head and it had been days since she received it. She told my daughter the hat is the best thing to ever be on her head. When she opened the gift the team gathered around her in the locker room and went crazy about the hat. The sister has not stopped wearing her Go Team! hat ever since.

The conclusion is that the Go Team! hat is a hit! I felt really good about it because my daughter felt really good about it. I guess a new tradition has begun. Each year I will make a Go Team! hat for my daughter’s swimming sister and hopefully it will be as well-received as this first one has been.

At first I wasn’t even planning on writing up this pattern but after I saw the reaction to the hat by the team I thought you might like to have this pattern for your fans and athletes, too.

One quick note on the pattern, the hat is a take-off on the basic hat from the Heart on a String pattern. I started with this basic hat pattern because I wanted something super fast on big needles AND Sweater has the perfect assortment of colorways for many, many different teams. Click here to see all of your color choices in Sweater. Next, I added the stripes, earflaps, edging and ties to create this new and revamped version of the Heart on a String hat.

The sample is made in the largest size to fit a 20 to 22 inch head circumference.

Here is some information you might like to know:

 

Sizes: toddler (child, adult)

Finished hat circumference to fit head sizes: 16-18 (18-20, 20-22) inches

Note: The hat is stretchy and is designed to fit snuggly on the head.

Safety note: Ties are not recommended for babies and young children as they could pose a choking hazard.

Yarn: Sample worked in Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 (1, 2) skein(s) in Turtle #7514 and 1 skein Ice Cream #7500

*Note that the yarn is held double for the hat, earflaps, edging and i-cord ties.

Needles: US size 11 sixteen inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles for the hat OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 3 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch with Sweater worked with 2 strands together

 

Have fun making this quick and simple hat for your favorite teams this season. This project is a quick one and you can finish it in the blink of an eye.

Click here to download the free pattern for Go Team!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Go Team! Hat!

October 30, 2010

Happily Ever After Hat – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Please note: Nov. 2, 2010, correction made on the hat pattern pdf to: Cast on 136 stitches.

I’m back today with the matching hat for the fun fingerless mitts I posted recently. This hat can be made in the mult-colored stripe pattern or you could make one hat out of one skein of Spud & Chloë Fine! You decide. I included instructions for both the striped version and the one color version of the hat in the pattern.

The hat is very stretch and will fit a wide variety of head sizes both smaller and bigger than the 19.5 inch finished circumference of the hat. TC’s head is 21.5 inches around and mine is 22 inches around. It fits us both great!

Here is some information you might like to know:

 

Size: To fit an average older child to woman’s head (19 ½ inches finished circumference with up to 3 inches stretch)

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 248 yards/65 grams), 1 skein each in Shitake #7814, Dachshund #7803, Popcorn #7800, Tutu #7807, Sassafras #7808, Cricket #7804 and Calypso #7806

OR 1 skein of Fine will make the Happily Ever After Hat in one color!

OR 2 skeins of Fine in two shades to stripe will make 2 Happily Ever After Hats

Needles:

US size 3, a 16-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 7 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

 

The hat is very basic but the beautiful color combination make it shine like no other. Sometimes simple is the best. The Spud & Chloë Fine is a superwash wool and silk blend and it is a treat to knit. I can’t say enough good things about Fine. You really have to try it. This hat project that can be completed with only one skein of Fine is the perfect way to try out this yarn if you haven’t already.

Have fun!

Click here to download the pattern for the Happily Ever After Hat!

Click here for the free pattern for the Happily Ever After Mitts!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Happily Ever After Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Happily Ever After Mitts!