Oh yes indeedy! I'm stupidly excited to have a pattern in this issue - the perfect start to Hat season!

Without further ado, let me introduce Brindled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brindled is a very easy Hat to wear, and it's surprisingly easy to knit, too. Short rows in the round can sometimes be a little tricksy, and I've developed a method that works for me (sloppy English thrower that I am) and produces lovely, neat results, and as soon as it's humanly possible I'll get a photo tutorial online. However with this Hat, and at this gauge, your short rows will be almost invisible, especially if you use contrasting yarns, so don't let those put you off.

The clever stripey effect is simply offset short rows, and in this pattern they're offset by a third. You could really have a good play with this concept - offset by an odd amount for something that breaks up the visuals for a more striking effect; even amounts would give you something symmetrical.

The recommended yarn is held double, resulting in a typical 4ply/fingering/sock gauge. Pebble from Shibui Knits is a little bit of luxury, yet a little goes a long way. It's incredibly light yet warm, and drapes beautifully.

 

 

It's been a few years since I submitted something to Knitty, and to celebrate I'm offering a 20% discount on everything until midnight (GMT) on the 20th September! eBooks, ePatterns - everything in my Ravelry store, everything in my Etsy store and everything here on this website.

Simply used the code knittybrindled to qualify for your 20% off! (don't forget to add the code in the relevant store cart, as PayPal won't recognise it) And as it's a celebration, go right ahead and share the code :)

Promotional codes & coupons are normally reserved for newsletter subscribers, so do sign up and be the first to get your hands on new patterns as they're published. The next big release that I'm preparing for is the annual Mystery-Hat-along which goes on sale towards the end of October, and we'd love for you to join us!

I hope you like Brindled, and I look forward to seeing what you do with the pattern. Happy Hatting, folks :D

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AuthorWoolly Wormhead