Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend Hats

The newest book—Weekend Hats—by Cecily MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre has finally hit the stores! Amongst designs by the authors, are hats designed by many talented knitwear designers, such as Gudrun Johnston, Jared Flood, Carrie Bostick Hoge, Susan B. Anderson, Mary Jane Mucklestone, and many others.
You'll also find a hat designed by Caterpillar Knits founder, Kristen TenDyke (me). The Shore Hat is knit in one of my favorite organic cotton/organic wool blend yarns—O-Wool's Balance.

The hat is worked in the round from the top down beginning with an I-Cord knot at the top, and an attached I-Cord around the circumference of the brim. Some jewelry wire is enclosed in the attached I-Cord to give the brim a sturdy edge. A great all-year hat to protect the eyes from the sun, or snow.