So that backlog of new designs has just got 1 design shorter as I am pleased to announce the release of Mimizan, my new hat design.
I must admit I love this design in and of itself, a fun stitch pattern which is easy to do, although less easy to write up and, I think, remarkably effective. This pattern has been well tested by a wonderful group of test knitters who shared my enjoyment of knitting it and who did a wonderful job in producing some gorgeous hats.
It’s knitted up in aran yarns so is a quick knit and you only ever use 1 colour at a time.
One element of the design I particularly like is how the pattern transitions with the crown decreases.
The pattern comes in 6 sizes: Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child/teen, Adult female and Adult male. These are only guides and actual and to fit measurements are provided so you can selected the right size for your recipient.
I worked this sample in Rowan Felted Tweed Aran and Malabrigo Worsted. The felted tweed has a little halo from the alpaca content and the Malabrigo has a lovely variegation to it. Both yarns a lovely and warm so it’s a really snuggly hat. The pattern also provides actual yardages of each colour needed so you can see if you have sufficient partial skeins to make a hat, which is great for the smaller sizes which just use a little yarn.
As we were taking some pictures in the back yarn the other night Wilbur was determined not to be left out, so here he is muscling in on the action:
The Mimizan pattern is available from Ravelry for £2.50
And if you’re wondering about the name, well there is a story behind that and I’ll be back to share that with you in the next blog post.