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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


Yes, there are prizes! To be entered, post pictures of your progress in the Ravelry group, or post (publicly) on Instagram using the hashtag #KBWKAL.

We have 2 free patterns from Ranée Mueller of Arabian Knits Designs. She has a variety of hats and shawls, and even socks and mittens!
Free EBOOK from Dana Gervais (winner’s choice). See your options on Ravelry, then go see what else Dana is up to on Instagram!
Anna Friberg seems to specialize in sock patterns. We have a free pattern for one lucky winner (your choice) – visit Ravelry to see which pattern you would pick!
Carmen of A Simple Homestead creates both knit and crochet patterns, and you can even find some stitch markers and bag handles on her website. Where does she find the time?! One lucky winner will get to choose a free pattern from Carmen’s Ravelry Store
Kristina of KpKnitcraft has provided this beautiful copper yarn bowl! We’re restricting this prize to winners in the USA so that shipping doesn’t get out of hand 😉
Knit-a-long prize - planner
Babs of Yarn Academy has provided a copy of her “Find Your Focus” planner. It’s a great combination of organization, motivation, and goal setting all in one place! You might also enjoy seeing what Babs is up to on Instagram!
KAL prize - free knitting pattern
Devrie Metcalf of Made By Devrie has a wide variety of cute characters to knit, along with many beautiful accessories. She has donated a pattern of the winners choice to our collection of prizes. Learn more about Devrie on Instagram!
Yvonne Becker of Red and the Wolf Designs has also donated a free pattern from her Ravelry shop. She has a beautiful collection of patterns … how will you pick just one?
Vanessa Harper of Hanging Rock Roost has stunning collection of shawls and other accessories – and one lucky winner will get to choose a free pattern! Check out her Ravelry store for available patterns, but also visit Vanessa’s website where you will find out a little bit more about Vanessa and her Do-it-yourself/Make-it-yourself lifestyle.
KAL prize - free knitting pattern
Oh, and of course, I thought I’d offer a few free patterns, too! You can visit my Ravelry store (more patterns are coming all the time!), and also visit my website, where you’ll learn more about me, and find tips and tricks for knitting and for Ravelry!