Sunday, January 14, 2018

Copy.Cat C.C (Colorado Chick) Beanie

I'm knitting more lately than crocheting. One of the latest hats I've made has been the Copy.Cat C.C (Colorado Chick) Beanie by Clementine Knits. It's a fun and easy pattern, especially for beginning knitters.

I modified the pattern somewhat. I originally started out making a different hat, but abandoned that one. Here's what I did:

I used US 6 needles for the K1P1 rim. I also only did this for 2 inches and did not fold it over. I didn't do a provisional cast on so I couldn't do this step. I switched to US 8 needles to do the rest of the hat. Also, instead of doing a K1P1 rib in between the purl only bands, I did a K1P1 seed stitch band.

I think it turned out nice. :)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Double Layer Waffle Hat

About 4 years ago, I made a prototype of a double layered waffle stitch hat. It went into a shelf, then I moved, then it went into another shelf...until today. I received a question from someone on Ravelry about my Waffle Stitch Hat early this morning. This question was the nudge I needed to finally get the prototype hat pattern written down. 

One of the issues I've always had with my Waffle Stitch Hat is that I feel like it doesn't stand up to wind well. Too many holes in the waffle stitch. This double layered hat is my answer to this problem.

Unlike my other free patterns, I will not be able to put this pattern on here. There are two images I have to help with two tricky parts of this pattern that aren't showing up well on this page. 

My pattern is available as a digital download on Ravelry and Craftsy