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Fall is for Hats

September 19, 2019
I knit up this family of Gather hats in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘golden north’ and ‘auld lang syne’, Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK in ‘Dusted Rose’ and Tanis Fiber Arts Purewash DK in ‘mint’

There is something about September and the changing leaves that makes me want to cast on HATS. I mean, not just 1, not 2, but whole families of hats! In early autumn it’s not even cold enough here in Vancouver to warrant such a hat desire yet. In fact, I could probably wait until the end of November. Maybe it’s the hustle and bustle of back to school that leaves me wanting a small and manageable project, maybe it’s the end of a long summer of sweater knitting, whatever it is, I’m craving hats.

So I gather up the precious single skeins from my stash, take a look around at the people I love, consider their possible head warmth needs, and then get started churning out hats like there’s no tomorrow!

Noel, rocking a pom!

Pattern Love (6 years later)

I first designed the Gather hat for Knit City… was it 2013?! Knit City is an event I have loved from the beginning and a big part of that is how Amanda and Fiona work to bring the knitting community together. This year I took a new look at this old favourite and knit up a whole family of hats!

Olivia was all smiles in the field of flowers!

Every so often I re-fall-in-love-with a pattern. I really enjoy the smocking stitch, mostly because it looks pretty and complicated, but it couldn’t be simpler (we even have a tutorial for that here if you don’t believe me). I enjoyed putting this unusual palette together, a golden yellow, dusty pink, an emerald and a minty green. It’s pretty far outside my usual colour scheme but I really like it and immediately wanted to create a Strange Brew yoke with the combination.

After knit four Gather hats I decided to give this old favourite a new layout with new photos.

Matching hats for the win!

There are more TCK hats to choose from if you are on a hat kick like me!

Antler, Hunter, Beloved, Penny, Tall Dark and Handsome, Rosewater, Clayoquot, Stovetop, Fleet, Precipitation, Snap

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 21, 2019 10:40 pm

    Whoa! I love the gather hat!

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