Today I've published Ridgeway, the pattern featuring both a beanie and a beret decorated with fine concentric circles. 'Woolbothy' was the winner of the naming competition, and the name really sums up both the construction and the stitch pattern. 



You can see from this view that the concentric circles work all the way into the crown, and it's the same on the beanie, too. In fact both Hats work on the same mathematical structure, so the cast-on number is the same, which means the sizing for both is the same. And there are 6 sizes included in the pattern, which is a pretty decent range for a Hat pattern, methinks!



Ridgeway is listed as an eBook on Ravelry, but it's really not - the Ravelry database prefers that related patterns be listed as separate entries, and that's kicked into play here. When you buy it you'll get a single pattern that looks just like my other single patterns, and it includes both versions in all 6 sizes, as well as the illustrated tutorials for the special techniques required (namely provisional cast-on and joining of live stitches to create the brim) The cost of the pattern PDF is £3.

The sizes included are: 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in/35.5 (40.5, 45.75, 51, 56, 61) cm. The yardage required ranges from 52yd (smallest size of beanie) to 189yd (largest size of beret) and you can use to just about any suitable aran weight yarn. The pattern is a lot more straightforward that it looks, and is pretty instinctive once you get going.

Ridgeway is the last single pattern release before the Playful Woolly Toppers releases, which I'm working on right now. The first of those should be released in the next couple of weeks, so if you've been waiting for those you won't need to wait much longer!

Enjoy :)

AuthorWoolly Wormhead
CategoriesHats, Patterns