Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wintry Mix Hat and a Giveaway

I know it's starting to warm up in other parts of the country but 'round these parts, we are still in desperate need of hats and other winter accessories (today's high: 27 degrees F). Just in time is my Wintry Mix Hat.


This hat is a part of the new Basic Knitting and Projects from Stackpole Books (you can also get the book from Amazon here) Right now it's only available online or from retailers in print. The first part of this book is full of techniques all illustrated with color photos. The last part of the book has a variety of patterns that use the techniques listed in the book. The patterns range from felted purses, pullovers with lace detail, cowls, hats and more. 


My Wintry Mix Hat comes in two sizes. The yarn and needles you use will depend on what size you are making. The adult sized hat is knit in worsted weight yarn (The Fibre Company's Organik) on size 8 needles (5mm) while the smaller child sized hat is knit in fingering weight yarn (The Fibre Company's Canopy Fingering) on size 4 (3.5mm) needles. The pattern uses colorwork charts and a nice stretchy cast on. I'm so excited to have these sample back because I think they turned out great!




And guess what? I have a copy of this book to give away to a reader! Leave a comment below to be entered to win. I'll choose a winner using the Random Number Generator sometime next Sunday, March 30th. Good luck!

The giveaway is now closed! Debbie (comment #16) is the winner and has been contacted. Thanks for entering!

30 comments:

  1. Great looking hats! I just started doing color work and I am loving it!

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  2. Super cute hats! I love doing colorwork!

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  3. It's beautiful, love the colors. <3

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  4. These hats are wonderful. Ho'omaka'i!

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  5. Great hat!
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  6. Would love to knit these great hats.

    sherryglover1 on RAV

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  7. Love the hats! How thoughtful of you to do this.
    Sue A.

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  8. Lovely hats! I have a thing for colourwork.

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  9. Beautiful hat, I havent done much colorwork but would love to try this! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  10. would love to make those hats have the book on my wish list in case I don't win

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  12. Lovely! Thanks for a chance to win.
    Johnston4kids on rav

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  13. I'd love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  14. Lovely hats! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  15. I love colorwork mittens but have never tried a hat. Love yous!
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  16. Really cute hats! I would love to make one for my Grandbaby. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  17. Beautiful hats! Would love to win this book.

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

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  18. I love the hats, will have to make one.

    MindySue on Ravelry

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  19. Fun hats. Sort of a modern take on a Scandinavian classica

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  20. Love hats! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  21. These are so original and beautiful! Clever :) can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  22. What a beautiful hat pattern! Thanks for the chance to win

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  23. Love the patterns! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. These hats are so cute! I would love to win this book. Really nice details!

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  25. Love the hats! They are great looking!

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  26. I love the hats, especially the colours in the top one. Is the giveaway open internationally?
    lindarumsey on Ravelry

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  27. How generous of you! Looks like a great book!
    Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

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  28. Beautiful hats! They are adorable.
    canuckeh on ravelry

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