February Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Wrought Mithril Hat

It's February, and things are weirdly warmer then normal right now.   At least here in Southern Ontario, February is traditionally the coldest month of the year - which should makes a warm winter hat (like the Wrought Mithril Hat), so important. But, it's supposed to get colder through the week, and all of that is at least a small reason why I've chosen this hat as February's Featured Pattern and Knit-Along!

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

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

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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 yarn for the sample is Northbound Knits Merino/Silk Fingering in "Ethereal".  When looking for a substitute, most fingering-weight yarns would work well. I'd suggest wool or alpaca for a cold weather hat, but you could also work it in cotton or linen for warmer weather.

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 February 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 February 29, 2024!  Please note that the hat doesn't have to have been started in February, just finished in February, -- 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 Ravelry.com 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 #SarahDawnsDesignsFeb2024 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