The knitting adventures of a French Canadian girl in exile

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tourbillon hat

Tourbillon is a simple single cabled hat in a versatile worsted weight yarn. It can be whipped in a short period of time and uses only a little yarn. This is the perfect weekend project!
For this hat, I used the very last remnants of the yarn I used for the prototype of my Dichotomy shawl. I had only a partial skein left, but I kept it because I can never get myself to trow away good yarn and also because I really liked it, particularly the color.

The hat is pretty easy, if you know how to work in the round and how to work cables. I really like how the cable is large and bold and stand out on the stockinette stitch background. Pattern is fully written and cable is both charted and written.

You can now buy the Tourbillon pattern as part of the Frugal Knitting collection:

Or as an individual pattern:

Sparkling hat

Sparkling hat is a fun and easy project, perfect for using a single skein of DK weight yarn. I remember grabbing this skein, a "One of a kind" on sale thinking about what I could do with a single skein, and never getting to use it. With this new collection, I got to create a very fun little hat, worked easily in a day or two, with an intuitive stitch pattern and a little slouch. It is also perfectly unisex, at least in my opinion!

The hat is worked from the brim up in an allover diamond pattern made of purl and knit stitches. It can be made with more or less slouch easily by adding or subtracting pattern repeats.

You can now buy the Sparkling pattern as part of the Frugal Knitting collection:

Or as an individual pattern: