Staff Projects: Hats for Days

Warning: if you are anti-sneak peeks, then do NOT read this blog post until 9/4/19. If you DO love getting the yarny deets before anyone else, then read on!

Several of our staff members spent these last days of summer making a whole lot of hats using new yarn colors (!) that won’t be released until next week. Because we know how exciting it can be to have a juicy yarn-related inside scoop, we thought we’d let you in on what our needles have been up to.

Rocky Road Tassel Hat knit in limited edition Stroll Speckle Sock Lab yarns - Staff Project.

Hillary, our catalog director, is constantly making gifts for the little ones in her life. She put 2 colors of our current Stroll Speckle Sock Labs to good use with this modified version of the Rocky Road Hat from our Playdate Collection.

Baltimore Hat knit in Biggo and Capretta Handpaint Superwash Special Reserve yarns - Staff Project.

She also made this glacially inspired version of the Baltimore Hat for herself, using a *new* Biggo color and a strand of Capretta Superwash Hand Painted (a special reserve fingering weight yarn that is now discontinued).

Roscoe's Toque knit in Biggo yarn -  Staff Project.

In addition to being a big fan of shawl knitting, Kate recently discovered that making hats is TOTALLY her jam. She chose a *new* color of Biggo to make this version of the Roscoe’s Toque, complete with a gigantic matching pompom to finish it off.

Melodeon Hat knit in Muse Tonal yarn - Staff Project.

Kate also used one of the tonal colors of Muse, our relatively new superwash Merino yarn from Japan, to make the free Melodeon Hat pattern.

Scant Hat by Lee Meredith knit in Felici sock yarns.

Lee, our Book Designer, used several of our latest Felici colors (Auggie, Pinwheel, and Ribbit) to make the Scant hat (a pattern she designed)! See the details of how she used these 3 colors, held double in different combinations, over on her project page. Bonus: you can download this pattern for free on Ravelry!

Brioche Basic Beanie knit in Twill yarns -  Staff Project.

Alexis, Merchandise Planner extraordinaire, tackled her first Brioche project ever using the Basic Brioche Beanie pattern from Marilynn Blacketer (find it on Ravelry here). She used 2 of our darker neutral colors of Twill (a huge staff favorite) in Dungaree and Graphite Heather.

Knit Picks Payne Hat knit in Twill yarn.

Last but not least, our Marketing Coordinator, Erica, used Twill yarn in the Gold Rush color to make the Payne Hat from Everyday Rustic. It’s worth mentioning that Erica is a self-proclaimed devout cotton lover, and yet, the irresistible twist and stitch definition of Twill enticed her into giving a wool yarn a shot. Needless to say, she is now a fan (of Twill, anyways).

Here’s to another season full of cozy chapeaus and comfy knits. Hats off to you!