Stacked Hearts and Cables Hat

I created and released a knitted hat pattern a couple months ago, but I was unintentionally neglecting the blog at that point and failed to write about it. But I am happily remedying that today. Introducing the Stacked Hearts and Cables Hat!

This hat is knit top-down with alternating lace and cable sections, ending with two inches of 3 x 2 ribbing. The optional pom-pom at the top adds an extra fun touch, especially when made from the same Malabrigo Rios yarn as the hat. I love the way the cut ends of the Rios look.

I had originally bought the green yarn for an incentive for myself at Christmas to get some presents done, and it ended up taking until June. Actually, I didn’t even finish the things, just moved them around on the list to be presents for this year.

You can find the pattern on LoveCrafts, Ravelry, my Ko-Fi shop, and my Etsy shop. It’s a PDF download in each of those places, so the choice really comes down to which is most convenient for you.

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LEGO Movie Emmet Hat

It’s been a year and the Lego movie is still an obsession in this house. Not that I can remember the last time we actually watched the movie itself, but the characters and “stuff” are still in very high demand. Like this hat:

It’s “Emmet,” the movie’s hero.

Ran into a small bit of trouble with the planning. See, I started with a bottom-up swatch to get the technique for the hat brim, but then I tried to knit the hat top-down. That led to the brim almost pointing straight up. So I had to turn it back around. It was the first time in a long time that I had knit a hat from bottom to top. I usually go top-down so I can make it fit more easily.

The facial features are felt, sewn on with six stranded embroidery floss. I chose to leave off the hair so it can stretch properly and fit for a while. The eager recipient has a big head and a lot of hair.

P.S. – My mom wrote a pretty great flu survival guide for those who live alone. You should probably read that before you get hit with the flu this season.