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Beyond Stockinette Hat Knitalong

Every winter I want a hat knit in a fine weight yarn. By the time I think of it, it’s cold and I’ve got a few projects on the needles, so I reach for something heavier, usually worsted weight, and whip up a hat for myself. And, because time is of the essence, I tend to knit myself the same hat – ribbed brim and stockinette crown.

It occurred to me the other day that if I start now, I can have the hat I’ve been wanting when fall arrives. And instead of knitting another hat like all the others, I thought I’d challenge myself to go beyond stockinette.


Rather than picking just one design, I thought we’d have a knitalong where we all use fingering weight yarn for a hat that uses a stitch pattern, cables, or lace. I found a few that I like and posted pictures and links to the patterns below.

We’ll begin September 1 and end on September 27. I’ll be using one of two new yarns from Geilsk – Tweed or Wool Cotton. Both are 10% off for the knitalong. In-store, just let us know you’re buying yarn for the knitalong. Online, use code BSHK.

Everyone who posts a picture of their finished hat in the KAL thread of our Ravelry group by September 27, 2015 will be eligible to win a $20 gift card to Loop!


Here are a few hat patterns I found that I really like. You can pick any pattern you like, just remember it has to have a stitch pattern, cables, or lace to be eligible for the gift card drawing.


Ahull by Alicia Plummer


Bristol Hat by Amy Christoffers


Fish by Tora Froseth


Frick Frick BERET! by Pamela Wynne


Jaffrey by Michele Wang


Norby by Gudrun Johnston

Rustling Leaves Beret-by-Alana-Dakos

Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos

Join us on Ravelry and let us know your yarn and pattern choice (or let us know what you’re considering) and get ready to begin. And if you’re nearby, join us on Sundays from 2-4pm to work on your hat. I hope you’ll knit along with us!

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