Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brownie Knits Wednesday: Meet Gillian!!! NEW PATTERN

Excitement is an understatement! Jumping out of my skin to share this pattern with you all is more like it. Gillian is a pattern that has been floating around in my head for a little over a year. After finally sitting down and putting it all together, I'm just in love with this pattern and I hope you will be, too!

Available for purchase at any of these links for $3.99: Brownie Knits Etsy shop, Brownie Knits Craftsy store, & the Brownie Knits Ravelry store.

Gillian is a 1920s-inspired hat that features a picot-edge brim and an oversized knit bow. It is finished off with a sparkling pin or button. As fun as Gillian is to wear, she is even more fun to make as you get to explore a special double knitting technique for the bow. The entire bow process is documented step-by-step with instructions and picture tutorials, so it is a snap to make and fold into shape.  

150 (200) yards (167/183 meters) of worsted weight yarn for the hat; 60 yards (55 meters) of worsted weight yarn for the bow 
Cream sample knitted out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash in colors 26326 and 26337 (110 yards/101 meters; 100% superwash wool) 
Black sample knitted out of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in colors Graphite and Midnight Pass (200 yards/183 meters; 100% superwash merino wool) 

Note: Midnight Pass is a special colorway only available at A Good Yarn in Sarasota, Florida, and can be purchased on their website: 

5 sts / 6.5 rounds over St st = 1 inch

US 7 (4.5mm) 16" or 20" circular 
US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs 
or size needed to get gauge 

Button or pin (optional) 
Stitch marker 
Tapestry needle 
The buttons used in the samples are from Hobby Lobby's Sew-ology button line. 

Adult S/M (Adult L/XL) 
Finished Circumference: 18 (20) inches 
To Fit: 18-20 (20-22) inches 
Depth: 6 (6.5) inches 

Note: The cream sample is an Adult S/M worked to a depth of 6 inches to cover the ears. For an XS head, you can knit to a shorter depth, if you prefer. Conversely, you can knit a deeper hat for more coverage, as well. 

Special thanks to Patrick for photography and Kennedy for helping to model! She gets paid in treats!

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