September Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Selcouth Hat!

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 Alright, I have a working computer again! Patrons who follow the behind-the-scenes posts will know the full saga of my failing Hard Drive, but, now that that's sorted and repaired, I can get back into getting things updated in a much more timely manner!

So, given that I'm no longer wrangling a failing computer, I am absolutely thrilled to announce that the re-released Selcouth Hat is the pattern for the September Knit-Along!  It was originally published in Interweave Knits (and yes, if you have the pattern in the Summer 2021 edition, that absolutely counts for the knit-along, don't worry!)
For those of you who don't have a copy, don't worry, the pattern is 50% off for the month of September!
someone wearing a knit hat, worked in fingering-weight grey yarn and leaf lace motif. The ribbed brim is folded up.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

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With a deep brim perfect for folding or wearing slouchy and an allover, leaf-inspired lace pattern, the Selcouth Hat will keep your ears snug and hair in place as you dream of wandering along windswept moors.

The design for this hat was inspired by the idea of summer leaves and ivy - I was looking for a toque that would fit over hair braids and buns and this hat does the job wonderfully! The result is a hat that’s lightweight, but still warm, fits over hairpins, and keeps the ears warm (even in a Canadian winter), but is light enough to wear into spring!

The Selcouth Hat is knit in the round from the brim up. The stitch pattern (including crown decreases) are both charted and written - this pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software.  (Please note, the version of this hat in interweave Knits only includes instruction for the smaller size. In addition, copies from Interweave Knits have only the charted instruction available).

Sample was knit in Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 in "Ice Grey" (90% Merino, 10% Nylon) and shown in size S. Any wool/nylon fingering-weight sock yarn should work up well as a substitute - and it only needs one 100 gram skein of sock yarn!

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

Now, onto the Knit-Along!

 For the month of September, every finished hat has a chance to win a $25 Gift Card from Knit Picks (US/Canada only at the moment, sorry!) or, 4 patterns of the winner's choice from my Web Shop!  To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed hat by September 30th, 2023.  Please note that the hat doesn't have to have been started in September, just finished in September -- 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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 #SarahDawnsDesignsSept2023 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 e-mail, Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform. Not sponsored or endorsed by Knit Picks/WeCrochet