Hunger Games hat, try #2

Almost 2 years ago now I made a reversible hat with Purl Soho’s pattern, but I made it a wee bit short, so since I had plenty of leftover yarn I finally decided to make another one!

Hunger Games Hat

The firey yarn is in colorway District 12, and the candy colored one is in colorway Effie Trinket:

Hunger Games Hat

Both yarns were bought on Etsy ages ago, and both are 80% merino, 20% nylon.  Nice and soft!

As I said with the first hat I really like the idea of having a reversible hat that represents two completely opposite ways of life coming together.  Maybe I put too much thought into some projects, and maybe I’m way too nerdy, but whatever, I love my hat!

Hunger Games Hat

Since it’s double layered it should be nice and warm when winter comes (although that much insulation might not be needed often here).

This is a fun and easy knit that doesn’t take too much time or brain power but keeps the hands busy.  Perfect for a break between complicated projects!

Well, that’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!

WIP update

Aside from the 3 hibernating projects that have been around for ages, I’ve got 5 projects going on (and have a Ravelry queue a mile long)!  Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this, haha.

First is the Harry Potter scarf that I still need to finish and write up the pattern for:

Harry Potter knit scarf

And then there’s the Citrus Stripe Blanket:

citrus stripe blanket

Then there’s the Sugarfrost Stole:

Sugarfrost scarf begin

And a Wolf River sweater (I’m thinking about doing the back in stockinette instead of doing this pattern again, just to make it a little easier), but I haven’t even posted about that yet.

Finally there’s the Paulie cardigan that’s been years in the making:


Gosh, I have a lot going on.  And I’ve just gotta get to starting more — my yarn stash is getting ridiculous.

Well, that’s all for now, thanks for stopping by!

stitch markers: what’s your preference?

The other day a little package came in the mail with some new stitch markers (in small and large sizes) and little tins from Fripperies & Bibelots:

stitch markers

As you can see I got hearts, squares, and raindrop shaped markers, which I was concerned about when ordering — what if they weren’t practical, just cute?  Fortunately they are very practical, and here’s why:

  • They’re extremely lightweight
  • The small sizes are not bulky when on small needles
  • You can mix and match shapes to indicate the beginning of a row, etc.
  • The metal is sturdy but thin, so they lie flat against the needles (allowing for more ladder-free knitting, if that makes sense)
  • They’re inexpensive
  • They’re snag-free

I may be thinking too much about it but what do you look for in stitch markers?  Did I miss any qualities that I should be looking out for?

That’s all for now, see you soon!  Thanks for stopping by!

snowbelle trapper hat: ta-da!

This took one evening to complete, but I had more issues with the pattern that I would have expected for something that was $5.  The pattern was easy enough that I probably could have figured it out without purchasing, and the hat is too small.  I ripped it out and added more increase rows at the beginning but it was still too small and I had to block it.  First hat I’ve ever had to block.

snowbelle trapper hat

I like the pom-pom though — I finally bought some plastic pom-pom makers after all these years of knitting & crocheting, and I love it!  Gonna wanna put pom-poms on everything.  :-)

There’s some other stuff I’m working on too but I’m getting married in less than a month, so planning is in full swing and there have already been a few times I’ve wanted to post something but just didn’t have the energy (like posting takes energy…).

Well, that’s all for tonight, thanks for stopping by!

Anthropologie inspired hat: pattern release!

Anthropologie Inspired Hat
Click here to download the free PDF!


Anthropologie Inspired Hat

Here is a screenshot of the first page of the PDF, so you know what you’ll need:


Anthropologie Inspired Hat

Please let me know if you encounter any errors or have any questions. I’d love to see your finished hats, so please share a photo on the facebook page or on any of my social media sites (links are in the pattern)!

Feel free to use this hat for whatever purpose you like, but please do not edit/redistribute the actual pattern and please link back to this page.

Thank you so much! Enjoy!


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