Introducing two new hat patterns I designed, now for sale in the Wiksten shop: top--the Jul Hat and bottom--the Ribbstickad Hat. It's still so cold and snowy here in Iowa at the moment. Winter's not over by a long shot, so I continue to knit a lot of hats. I have to wear them so often that it's nice to have a variety.
The Jul Hat requires DK weight yarn, with a gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch. There are so many good yarns you can use to make this hat. I've knit it in three different yarns so far. The red one I made for Christmas was knit with Blue Sky Alpacas Melange in Chili Pepper (the perfect red), and the grey one for Valentine's Day was made with Sublime Organic Merino DK (the best yarn, but sadly discontinued). This new rust colored hat was made with Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino, and it's so nice and cuddly. This is my favorite hat out of all that I've designed so far.
The Ribbstickad Hat is knit in chunky weight yarn (3.5 stitches per inch gauge), so it's a very quick project. I've made this a bunch of times and am in the middle of making one for myself and one for my husband. It's knit in Tundra, a yarn that comes in gorgeous colors, by the wonderful Fibre Company.
I'll be happy when it's warm again but so sad to say goodbye to hat knitting season.