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Emily Wessel

Hi! I’m Emily Wessel, I design fun-to-knit patterns and helpful technique tutorials. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband and two kids, where I like to run, knit, learn languages, and hang out with friends. I am co-founder and designer at Tin Can Knits -


  1. Andrea @ This Knitted Life
    March 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

    Hi! I was hoping to include this post in my Spring Bucket List of must knits on my site ( later this week. Is it okay if I link to this post and include a copy one of the photos from this post to include and attribute it back to you?


    • alexaludeman
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

      Hi Andrea – absolutely, thanks!

  2. wakemeupbeforeyoucocoa
    March 12, 2018 @ 5:24 am

    Yes, brilliant, fab hat pattern idea! And of course re the basket of ends. So excited to start this!

  3. Bindy
    March 9, 2018 @ 9:42 pm

    Those are some seriously cute hats…and children. Great idea for leftover sock yarn. And my love of your Lush Cardigan lives eternal. I’ve just cast on a different cardi…but you’re totally tempting me anyway. Thanks for so much lovely knitting inspiration!

  4. Lorene Schlie
    March 8, 2018 @ 12:43 pm

    Hi – I do not knit socks and have no sock yarn. Can I use worsted or aran?

    • alexaludeman
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

      Hi Lorene – you bet! You just want to hold enough strands together to get gauge, I would recommend 2 strands of worsted, or maybe 3 strands of DK

  5. M-R
    March 8, 2018 @ 10:53 am

    Oh, I have loved ceilidh music since seeing “Local Hero”, back in … the ’80s ? – something like that. Lucky anyone who can actually get to one !

  6. Susan Aitkin
    March 8, 2018 @ 10:03 am

    great hat! you could use any weight yarn just so that it would add up to worsted weight . right? just wouldn’t get the wonderful shading. correct?

    • alexaludeman
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:39 pm

      Hi Susan – you would want it to add up to a chunky/bulky weight, yarn you would use on a US 10.5 needle. Lots of combos will work!

  7. Sheree
    March 8, 2018 @ 8:11 am

    YUM! Love the idea of creating something so exquisite from left overs! Just bought the pattern and as soon as I finish this note, I’m off to find yarn to start the adventure. YAY! Thanks.

  8. Jennifer
    March 8, 2018 @ 7:46 am

    Great hat! I’ll get the pattern after work today :)

    I wish I could go to Edinburgh – maybe another year – have fun !!

  9. Margie
    March 8, 2018 @ 6:23 am

    What a fun pattern! Wishing you safe travels and loads of fun at Edinburgh!!