Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Pattern: Sawmill River Hat

I'm excited to finally be able to share a project I spent a good bit of time on last summer—my Sawmill River Hat. It's part of the latest Brooklyn Tweed guest designer collection, Wool People 8

 © Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood

© Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood

This cables-and-texture hat is knit in LOFT, Brooklyn Tweed's fingering weight wool. It's worked in the round, seamlessly, from the garter stitch brim to the crown, which ends with a whimsical I-cord knob. 

 © Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood

The pattern provides instructions for two versions—a close-fitting cap and a longer, slouchy beanie. For each version, there are two sizes. And the hat knits up quickly, making it a nice choice for holiday gift knitting. 

 © Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood

It's such an honor to be included in Wool People 8! The lookbook is truly a work of art—in addition to sweaters and accessories by designers from seven different countries, there's the gorgeous photography we have come to expect from Jared Flood and thoughtful writing, including an essay about the Brooklyn Tweed yarns, which are entirely American made.

My Sawmill River Hat, at the Sawmill River in Montague, MA. I'm so excited and honored to be a part of @brooklyntweed Wool People 8!

I named the hat after the Sawmill River, which I see whenever I spend time at the Lady Killigrew Cafe and the Bookmill—both housed in a picturesque former mill in Montague, Massachusetts. In fact, I worked there yesterday in celebration of Wool People 8's release. With great WiFi, good food and coffee, and lots of light, it's my favorite "studio/office away from home." (Read more about the spot here.)


Thank you very much for reading!

1 comment:

Allison Kelsey said...

It's a beautiful design!