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Shawn’s Double Knit Hat KAL

Today is the day that we’re casting on for the Shawn’s Double Knit Hat knit-a-long! May the 4th be with you as we take this journey into a new knitting technique 🤓😉

Shawn’s Double Knit Hat – pattern & kit available from Morehouse Merino Farm

I just finished up a livestream over on Facebook that covered the recommended cast on (German Twisted Cast On), plus a tip for joining in the round! You will need to be a member of the Morehouse Merino Flock (Facebook group) in order to watch the video since that’s where I went live, but they’re a friendly bunch! 🙂

To join in the fun, just grab the pattern off Ravelry, or the whole kit from Morehouse Merino! Then join us in the Morehouse group on Facebook, the Knit a Bit of Whimsy Ravelry group, or share your progress on Instagram using hashtag #KBWKAL

Call for Testers: Shawn’s Hat

Men's hat knitting pattern
Double knitting in progress! Dark grey on the outside, light grey inside 🙂

 

Men’s hats … does anyone else struggle? My husband Shawn is a plain kind of guy, and I love that about him, but boy, does it make hat knitting for him boring! I much prefer playing around with techniques, colours, and stitch patterns 😉 So when he asked me for a new hat, I figured it was a good time to try something new: double knitting!

Double knitting (unrelated to DK or double knitting weight yarn) is a technique in which you create two layers of fabric at the same time – one to the front of the work, and one on the back/inside, depending on whether you are knitting flat or in the round! This results in a project that is completely reversible and is also extra thick and warm.

So, with a new technique to practice, I set off to make my husband a new hat. I snuck in a tiny bit of colorwork, but it still passed the “simple” test 😉

Barents Hat & Cowl patterns now available!

knitting pattern - slouchy hat and cowlThat’s right, my face is smiling today! Both the Barents Hat and Cowl patterns are now live!!!

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