Monday, 13 December 2021

December Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Woodland Hat

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Alright it's been snowing, we're in to December,  so, a warm wooly hat seems just the thing! So, the Woodland Hat is the Featured Pattern for December!

It's available at 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)! Use the code DecFeatPatt2021 after clicking the button below!

A woman wearing a blue cabled knit hat with the brim folded up, revealing an off-white layer underneath.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

The design for this hat came about thanks to two things: first, the (now defunct) Ravelry Designer’s Challenge, based on a woodland theme, and second, my roommate needed a new hat! 

She wanted something that was thick and warm with a brim that could fold up over the ears. So, I started experimenting with different hat designs, but most of them didn’t seem warm enough. After trying various knitted linings, I came up with this idea. It’s thick, warm, and heavy enough to keep all but the worst of the winter winds out!

Blue Sample is done in *Squoosh Fiber Arts Ultra Worsted.  When looking for a substitute, the yarn should have a good bit of structure to it. Something multi-ply with a high wool content is recommended. 

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or in my Web Shop, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on my web shop, you can use the coupon code "DecFeatPatt2021"

Now, onto the Knit-Along!

For the month of December, any finished Woodland Hat has a chance to win a Digital Copy of Nomadic Knits Issue Ten!   To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed hat by December 31 2021!   Please note that the hat don't have to have been started in December, just finished in December,-- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!  (And absolutely, you can double-dip into the Fasten-Off Yarn-Along, as well!) 

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and #SarahDawnsDesignsDec2021 and/or share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Prize will be distributed by Ravelry coupon code or by e-mail,  winner's choice of method.   Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.