close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Even More Samples

Jenni has a pretty new display up in the front window featuring three little pixie hats in three great yarns: Aslan Trends Del Sur, Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica (doubled), and Berroco Peruvia Quick (also doubled but not pictured).  The pattern is the Pointy Elf Hat from the cover of More Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.

The three hats look so different in the different yarns.  Jenni made the smallest size, which is a bit snug on my almost-two-year old pixie.  Still pretty cute, though.  Added bonus: it's a three hour project.

Ann has been busy, too.  Check out these sweet little fingerless mitts in Kollage Glisten.  The free pattern from Leslie at a Friend to knit with is called Toasty (available on her right sidebar).  There is an even simpler version without the thumb called Toast.  Either pair will take two skeins of yarn.  You may even be able to squeak two pairs out of three skeins...

The crochet hooks have been flying, too.  Ann will be teaching a crocheted hat class (more info on that soon, I promise), so she made a few samples.

The Men's Beanie from Blue Sky Alpacas is made with just one skein of their Worsted Cotton.  The design is classic and very wearable.  Even if you have never crocheted before, you can make this.  In fact, I think I might have to.

If you're looking for something smaller and/or a little more girly, check out this sweet Shell Stitch Beanie, a free pattern on Ravelry.  Also made with Blue Sky Worsted Cotton, this would make a quick gift for a summer babe.


Our pretty new shop window also features a beautiful weaving from our friend Doris. Thank you, Doris!  Come take a look and start thinking about some hats.

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