BLOG POST UPDATE: There was over 8,500 downloads on ravelry for this hat pattern when I offered it as a free download when it was first released.

It’s now a paid pattern again but lots of people have fed back to me that they LOVE it because it is such simple construction – so great for budding beginners who want to make a hat for the Autumn/Winter (yes folks it’s not that far away now!!).

For some yarn inspiration you can see the current list of projects on ravelry here

You may have already seen my recent published Dálki Hat. I released it on Ravelry a few weeks ago, initially free for the month of February. But given its popularity and the numerous messages I have gotten to say “I missed it…can I have a copy?” I have decided to offer a discount this week in celebration of EYF.

I am not going myself (next year!) but I have looked at the vendor list and there is going to be some awesome hand dyers there! Edinburgh is windy and cold this time of year so the perfect garment for your knitting adventures! Grab a skein of worsted yarn at the show and make yourself a hat in one evening. What a nice keepsake that would be to have as a wearable memory of your trip!

Dálki means column in Icelandic and this one skein hat has columns of faux cables, created from simple twisted stitches. Its a really simple pattern and suitable even for the beginner knitter. But it looks awesomely complicated haha! The yellow yarn (Madelinetosh Vintage ‘Candlewick’) shows of the stitch pattern really well – so go for a solid or semi solid yarn when stash diving or buying yarn for this project.

Remember to flash your finished hats on social media using our hashtag #minasmakers so we can see your FOs.

And if you like knitting this hat come over and join in with the chatter in the Mina Loves Designs Ravelry Group – we have a MKAL coming up next month (more details in my next blog post) and there will be lots of amazing prizes!

You can get your copy of the hat pattern on the Ravelry Pattern page here


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