Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Pattern for Sale!

If you've ever visited my Ravelry page, you'll know that I have a few patterns that I've listed for free.  For the first time, I decided to list a pattern that isn't free, but only a nominal $2.  I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested, but thankfully a few people were!

It's so nice to occasionally get a "pattern download" notice in my email inbox.  What an odd feeling to know that I'm contributing to our paypal account, rather than depleting it. 

Anyway, here's the pattern, a very easy, very comfy, very useful beanie hat knit with 50 grams of fingering weight yarn.  It is written to fit anyone (except little babies, of course), and is great take-along knitting, since the 3 x 2 ribbing is repetitive and relaxing and the decreasing section only requires minimal attention.

Self-striping yarns are absolutely perfect for this project, and best yet, you would really only need to purchase one ball (bigger skeins of sock yarn will yield two hats).

Men are notoriously difficult to knit for, but I can say with certitude that this hat is a hit with the dudes.  Handyman has been sporting his around town, and he is the envy of all the other guys and I've gotten several requests to knit up extras for Christmas presents that can be purchased.  Some of the bald dudes in the church especially appreciate the fact that there's no seam in the back (the beanie is knit in the round).

I'm going to try to get a few extra's knit and listed on my Etsy page before Christmas, but if you're a knitter, why not save yourself the money and just make your own?  This would make a fabulous present!

Here's the link:

(If you don't have a Ravelry account but would like the pattern, please contact me).


Acornbud said...

I like the pattern even though it's size 2-3 needles, lol.