Monday, November 12, 2012

Manning Park Hat

Today I have published my Manning Park Hat! This is a SUPER simple hat, ideal with quick Christmas gifts with out of any worsted weight yarn.  I have seen many of these hats completed out of handspun and they are just beautiful! I will try to post some photos of those soon (as soon as I get permission!).

You can download the pattern here, or check it out in my Raverly store!

From the pattern notes...

"This hat is my default “Man Hat.” It looks good on every guy, and the stretchy rib accommodates most head sizes. It is easily adjusted for any weight of yarn, and you can use a nice bouncy wool or a drapey alpaca and still get a pleasing result. It is ideal for showing off those unique 100g skeins of handspun that spinners always have lurking in the back of their stash, and is an easy enough project that you work on it while enjoying a movie or sharing a cup of tea with friends. Choose between the long and short sizes: the long size can be rolled up to give the hat a nice brim, and short version has a trim clean look to its length."

Even though I've stated above that it's a good hat for men, it really is a unisex pattern: I wear this hat myself under my bike helmet now that the weather is getting cooler!

As always, if you knit this pattern please let me know what you think! And I would LOVE to see some photos of your finished projects!