Indie Design GAL: Hats

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2017 series. Starting November 21st I am highlighting some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will showcase 5-6 different designers and their patterns.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm (when our fingers aren’t flying that is).

The Ghost Hunter’s Cloche by Carolyn MacPherson

From the pattern description
Whispers, creeks, moans and phantom steps.. What awaits the curious explorer when things go bump in the night? Extremely warm and dense with textured stitches, this cloche style will keep those ghostly fingers… of wind… at bay.

Fits up to 23″, and uses approximately 100-125 yds of aran weight yarn.

Rule 130 by Mona Zillah

From the pattern description
In London, the roads are covered with various words and symbols to aid drivers and pedestrians alike, chevrons often making an appearance. This is a pattern for a warm hat (knit in the round bottom up). A traditional chevron design created by a simple slipped stitch mosaic technique.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 310-350 yds of sport weight yarn.

Crystal Sky by Sarah Sundermeyer

From the pattern description
The Crystal Sky Hat is an elegant slouch hat. It features a rich diamond pattern that gathers into a flower-like crown at the top. The hat is sized to fit an average woman’s head, and the pattern includes notes for a tighter-fitting version of the hat.

Available in one size (with additional sizing notes), and uses approximately 180-200 yds of sport weight yarn.

Trondra by Emily K. Williams

From the pattern description
My hat Tondra has a simple, clever construction: knit as one long tube from a provisional cast-on, it is then folded and twisted before being joined at the ribbing. The twist creates an elegant spiral crown for a hat, showcasing the geometric colourwork design. As the hat is fully lined, it is wonderfully warm on a windy Shetland day.

Available in six sizes, and uses approximately 220-640 yds of light fingering yarn.

Mjohoro by Kathryn Folkerth

From the pattern description
Mjohoro, Mhoba, Flamboyant, and the Tanzanian Christmas Tree are all names given to a tree that flowers spectacularly in December. It’s so striking that it is sometimes used as a motif in woodcarvings like those that can be found on massive doors on the island of Zanzibar and along the Swahili Coast.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 210 yds of worsted weight yarn.

Suburban Station by Natalie Servant

From the pattern description
This fingering weight stranded hat has a repeating motif taken from an Art Deco railway station in Philadelphia. It starts with twisted rib and launches into the stranded colorwork. The sample used approximately 30 of Black Bear (black) and 25g of Paw Paw (yellow) in O-Wool O-Wash Fingering.

Available in one size, and uses approximately 250-350 yds of fingering weight yarn.

A note: I take care to not highlight the same pattern as previous years, so do be sure to check out the GAL 2016 series of posts. Many of those will also be eligible this year for the GAL.

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