Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fall 2015 Design-A-Long: Hat

For Fall 2015, I will be running a Design-A-Long EXCLUSIVELY with my newsletter subscribers. A Design-A-Long is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time. I am so excited to finally being able to do this. Click here to join in the fun.


The concept for the Design-A-Long is similar to a "choose your own adventure" where for each section of the hat, you decide. For each section of the pattern, I will send out to newsletter subscribers 2 or 3 stitch patterns and you, the knitter, get to choose which option you want to make.


Each Friday for 4-weeks, starting October 2nd, I will send out to subscribers-only instructions containing stitch options.

Week 1: Cast On stitch amount for multiple sizes along with brim stitch options.
Week 2: Body of the hat
Week 3: Crown decrease options
Week 4: Finishing and Project page update.


At the end of the Designs-A-Long, you will have a completed hat, or 2, 3. Based on the number of stitch patterns, you will be able to easily make 3 different hats.

If you are interested in the designs and you are not a newsletter subscriber, the patterns will be available as an e-book on Ravelry for sale for $12 after the Design-A-Long ends.

If you would like to get the designs for free, join us during the Design-A-Long.


Beyond getting 3 hat patterns for free, I want to encourage as many knitters to give this a try, so of course, there will be AWESOME yarn giveaway.

So far, here's what you can be chosen for:

<<-- 1-Skein Anzula Cricket in colorway Pesto (DK; 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 250 yards / 114 grams)

1-Skein Fiesta Boomerang in colorway Great Horned Owl (Aran; 100% Merino; 255 yards / 113 grams) -->>

My list is pretty small (but FABULOUS) at the moment, so I have 2 yarns picked out for the giveaway. If we get more than 20 participants, I will increase the number of winners.

YARN GIVEAWAY: How to Qualify

To be entered in the random number generator giveaway drawing, you must:

1) Create a project page in Ravelry


2) Post finish photos of the hat in your project page.

On October 30th, I will pull all project pages created for the Design-A-Long that have finished object photos. Earn additional entries into the giveaway for each hat project page with finished object photos.

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  1. Just finished clue 1. I chose brim option 2. Looking forward to the next clue!

  2. Just finished clue 1. I chose brim option 2. Looking forward to the next clue!

  3. Yay, that was amazingly fast. Awesome! Clue 2 will be released on 10/9. I wonder which option you will choose...Hope you love it

  4. It seems I received clues 1 and 3, however not 2!
    Is there somewhere I can find it so I may participate as well?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Faela Star,
      No problem! To find al back issues of the newsletter, open your last newsletter email. At the upper left click, "View this email in your browser", select Past Issues and then scroll through to find the newsletter you need.

      If you have any further questions or need additional information, just hit "reply" on the newsletter to email me directly.

      Thanks and I look forward to seeing your finished hat!

    2. Thank you! I was finally able to find it!