December Featured Pattern and Knit Along: Wrought Mithril Hat

  Well, it's properly winter here in Ontario, Canada, and I've pulled out all the various winter woolens to keep me warm.  And, to keep your head warm during the cold winter, the Wrought Mithril Hat is on sale at 50% off for the month of December!

A fingering-weight cable and lace beanie hat laying flat. The hat has a lengthy ribbed rib that flows into intricate cables and lace.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

The design for this hat came about from the Initiate Knit Design Challenge, hosted by Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits. The goal of the challenge is to help people get their design ideas off the ground, and this fingering-weight lace and cable hat is the result! For the initial prompt, I drew inspiration from the vertical lines of wrought-iron fencing and the leading of stained glass. The result is a hat that's lightweight, but still warm, and a great layering piece. 

The Wrought Mithril Hat is knit in the round from the brim up, using small cables and twists.  Decreases are done within the cable pattern for the crown; and the top is secured by running the end of the working yarn through the live stitches. 

This pattern has written instructions available as a secondary download, 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.

The Sample was knit in Northbound Knitting Merino/Silk Fingering. (50% Merino wool, 50% silk).  in "Ethereal".

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or in my Web Shop, the discount is available on both platforms. 

Now, onto the Knit-Along!

For the month of December, any finished 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, 2022.  Please note that the hat doesn't have to have been started in December just finished in December, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

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 enter to win by posting to the giveaway on FacebookInstagram, and, Discord, giving 4 chances to win in total!

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and #SarahDawnsDesignsDec2022 and/or share them to the Facebook Group or to the Discord! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (four 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.