Today I published my first hat pattern on Ravelry. It’s called Knossos.
This all came about because Mike’s cousin was pregnant and he asked me to knit a hat for the baby. His other cousin was pregnant last year and I was supposed to make her a hat too but stupid cancer got in the way. So, I wanted to knit a hat for the new baby and for the one that was born last year.
I’m still getting back to normal from all this cancer garbage. My back hurts when I do too much, so I have more down time than I would like. I was searching Ravelry for a pattern, which can eat the better part of a day and is truly a wonderful way to zone out but the thing was, I had a certain idea in my head. I wanted the hat to fit a baby but not be a baby hat. Does that even make sense? I had the time so I decided to try my had at designing my own hat to fit newborn through adult.
This is the final result of that process. My first attempt is lovely but very different from what I ended up with. I love the pattern. It is simple but not boring and it creates a nice play on textures.
I knit the infant size, 16″ as my swatch. That will be for the new baby. I don’t have easy access to any babies locally so I HAD to knit the child small, 20″ for my 7 year old. She makes a great model. She looks adorable with the hand over her mouth, right? Well, her face was covered in sauce. Instead of wasting time having her wash and then getting her back outside, I just had her cover it with her little hand. Worked out perfectly!
I still need to knit the toddler size, 18″ for the other baby. I was thinking about a sort of knit-a-long here. I would post photos every few days of my progress. It won’t take long to knit but I thought it would be fun.
I chose the name Knossos after searching a bit for the first documented use of a chevron pattern. You can read about it here under Ancient History. It seemed appropriate for beginning of life, my first pattern.
So here is the information about Knossos. You can purchase it on Ravelry.
Finished measurements: to fit head circumference of 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) inches / 35.5 (40.5, 45.75, 50.75, 56, 61) cm
Intended to fit: newborn (3-6 months, 6-18 months, Child small, Child large/Adult small, Adult medium/large)
Actual measurements: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) inches / 30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.75, 50.75, 56) cm shown in 18”/45.75cm
Suggested ease: 1-2” negative ease
Suggested yarn: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) ball Knit Picks Swish DK (123 yds per 50 gram; 100% Superwash Merino) shown in Marina
Yardage required: 66 (92, 119, 149, 182, 218) yds 60 (84, 109, 136, 166, 199) m DK weight yarn
By the way Knossos is 50% off through October 7, 2013. It will be $4.00 after that. So purchase Knossos this week and then join me for a little Knit-a-long here next week!