December Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Woodland Hat!

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Welcome to December - not the coldest month of the year here, but definitely cold.  I'm still holding out hope for a White Christmas, even if it is above freezing here in Southern Ontario today.  But, it's definitely still Winter Hat weather, which is why I chose the Woodland Hat to be December's Featured Pattern and Knit-Along!

Don't worry, if you don't have the pattern, it's 50% off through the month of December!

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

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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, in "Rock Candy" and "Mallowmar" is shown in size S.  

You can buy the pattern through Etsy,  in my Web Shop, or, on my (new!) Patreon Shop, the discount is available on all platforms. (Psst, Featured Pattern Subscribers and above on Patreon can just download the pattern for free from the Patreon Shop!)

 Now, onto the Knit-Along!

 For the month of December 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 December 31rst, 2023.  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 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 #SarahDawnsDesignsDec2023 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