FREE PATTERN || YARNSTER HAT

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

YARNSTER HAT  ||  DOWNLOAD NOW
i've got a new knitting pattern out for you all today! i'm so in love with this one you guys and guess what? that's right...it's a freebie!!!  in honor of some special news i've got to share and a new yarn i've been crushing on, the YARNSTER hat is here!!!  named & designed after my sweet friend arika, the YARNSTER hat is your new go to slouch hat!  featuring a lovely openwork mesh stitch, the YARNSTER shows off the gorgeous, subtle colorways of that fave yarn you're crushing on!

made with malabrigo's new yarn - rastita, a super soft, slightly felted, dk weight with tons of yardage (you could maybe squeeze out 2 of these from 1 skein if you unravel your gauge swatch) this hat is comfy, stylish and fun to wear.  it's also a quick knit which makes it a lovely gift for that special person in your life or as a special treat for yourself. it makes a great beginner/intermediate pattern for those of you who are looking to learn how to increase/decrease throughout a pattern and to knit in the round.



the YARNSTER pattern features:

:: clear and easy to understand step by step instructions

:: bright & colorful photography

:: 1 page color PDF pattern

::  a great knitting experience

YARNSTER is available for FREE at the following:



i hope you guys like it as much as i do! so you all ready to hear my special news?  yay! but wait...oops, you're going to have to wait till tomorrow!!! hehe....thought i would tease ya just a little bit.  i can give you a hint though.....you'll see a bit of it & a big hint if you download the pattern for YARNSTER. 

YARNSTER  ||  DOWNLOAD NOW
special thanks to my gorgeous sister camille for modelling for me!  isn't she stunning?  so what do you guys think?  have you tried rastita yet?  isn't it fab! do you have a fave yarn that would work perfect for the YARNSTER?   do you love slouch hats as much as i do? i swear i wear a hat almost everyday. i'm definitely addicted :)

get those needles revved up, grab some coffee, put on a good movie and let's get knitting! come chat!

41 comments:

  1. looks great shan! love it! xoxoxo

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  2. beautiful hat! and cute jacket...is that the hint?

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  3. Nice! Both the hat and the surprise! I really think I've got it :-)

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  4. I think I figured it out :) Can't wait to see it all tomorrow!

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  5. Great hat. I have a guess, but don't know if I'm right. Will wait and see!

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  6. oh geez that's cute. looked at the pattern and my knitting skillz aren't quite there yet, so i'll be saving this one. VERY excited about your fun news! :)

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  7. Yet another awesome design from you!! This looks like the PERFECT pattern for variegated yarns, and the shape is so cute! Well done, girl!!

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  8. Oooh...I haven't seen Rastita yet in person. But, it looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the free pattern. It's super cute!!! - - Jackie

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  9. I'm not going to spoil your surprise, since I *humblebrag* managed to figure it out, but I will say it's very exciting for you and us! And I love the new pattern and have a feeling I'll be making a few for Christmas gifts in the near future. And now I'm off to explore this Rastita of which you speak...

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  10. Shannon - This hat is my fave of all your patterns! So lovely!!! I have never done a slouchy hat...maybe I will have to now?! Also, love your secret. I checked it out, and it's AMAZING!!! CONGRATS!!

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  11. Downloaded!
    And "secret" checked out. Awesome!!!!!

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  12. oh that is super cute! and nice job on the site, I'm totally nosey and of course love what you did!

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  13. ooh! your secret is awesome! congrats! And I love the pattern too. Going in my queue.

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  14. Such a lovely hat (and model!) Thanks tons! Can't wait to knit it!

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  15. Wow, what a lovely pattern! and yes, your sister wears it very well :) I think I accidentally bought some Madelinetosh DK yesterday in Cherry that will work well with this. Thank you so much for making it free. An extra treat! One more pattern to my to do list.

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  16. Love this hat ! Thank you for sharing !

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  17. I love how this looks, thanks for sharing your talent with us readers!

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  18. This hat is lovely, as is the Dreiecke Hat that I just saw. I love slouchy hats in theory, but can never get them to drape as nicely as everyone else seems to. Have you ever considered a blocking tutorial for slouchy knitted hats? I'd love to see what someone who knows what they're doing to achieve optimal slouch does!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I actually didn't block this hat. You don't need to. So maybe this one will be your lucky slouch? Make sure you do a gauge swatch every time when you knit. That's important. Also blocking can be done for hats all sorts of ways. I like to do mine flat but you can also use dinner plates, bowls, balloons and a head form...whatever you can put it on to try that gives you the right size and drape is great! Try it out and see what happens. And I will def keep in mind a post on blocking hats :) Thx for the suggestion.

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  19. could I substitute Malabrigo Arroyo for Rastita?
    Joanne

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  20. Just wondering, why are you using such long cables versus the normal 16" variety? What does it do for the hat, and does it stretch the yarn too much ?

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  21. I use longer cables because I prefer to knit in the round using the Magic Loop Method rather than a fixed circular or dpn's.

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  22. Please explain Magic Loop method and in your pattern you say Knit and then m1. What is m1? Thank you

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    1. You can find a great tutorial on the Magic Loop Method here:
      http://janerichmond.blogspot.ca/p/tutorials.html

      and all the ways to do a M1 here:
      http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases

      Thanks.

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  23. Hi, I am loving your pattern and am making one for my Sister for Christmas. I just made it to the decreases and I am a bit confused because I have ever seen them written this way. In row one it reads:
    first row reads *K2tog, [yo,K2tog] 4 times; rep from * to end decreasing 11sts
    does that mean that I knit: K2tog, yo, K2tog, yo, K2tog, yo, K2tog, yo, K2tog, yo, K2tog then repeat to end of row?
    Thanks for any help you can offer

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    1. You first work the K2tog, then you do 4 repeats of yo, k2tog and then you start at the beginning again with the k2tog.

      Hope that helps.

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    2. Thanks so much I just finished it and I am not sure if it was just reading weird to me or what but I love how it turned out and I know my Sister is going to love it. Now to have time to make one for myself! lol Lovely pattern :)

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  24. i am trying this hat, it is the first hat I have attempted..but it says after you have finished the first part.. that you are going to YO, K2tog. well if you do that do you not decrease the amount of stitches on the needle?? would you not end up with half as many stitches on the needle than what you really need?

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    1. Hi there, when you do a YO that is an increase of a stitch so your YO and your K2tog balance each other out.

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  25. thanks.. I have never knitted that before, but someone posted a site, that showed me how to do it, very easy,, all makes sense now..thanks

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  26. So cute! I haven't been able to find a really cute knit slouchy beanie that would be easy for me to knit, I'm a beginner in knitting in the round and I'm so glad that you do this pattern in magic loop instead of dpn's, they scare me! Thanks for sharing your pattern with us! You ROCK! :-)

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  27. What does the M1 mean in the INCREASE ROUND before the FIRST ROW of the pattern? I am kinda new at this...

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    1. M1 means to "make one". You can learn all about increases here:

      http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases

      Hope that helps :)

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  28. Thanks for the pattern I just downloaded it and I also pinned it.

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  29. Looks stunning, thank you so much for sharing, will be starting this lovely slouchy tomorrow :)

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  30. Can I use regular circular needles rather than magic-loops? My granddaughter wants me to make her husband a hat like this to cover his dreadlocks. I will probably make the body of the hat longer before starting my decreases and use a different yarn. Love this pattern.

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