Monday, February 24, 2014

New Pattern: Knoppen Hat

With spring less than a month away, it's not too soon to knit yourself a pretty spring hat. May I suggest Knoppen? The pattern is now available in my Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy shops.

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Pattern: Knoppen Hat, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy, in the Juliette's Blush colorway


Knit in the round with fingering weight yarn, the Knoppen Hat is named after a Dutch word meaning "buds." The whole time I was knitting Knoppen, its leaf lace and the lovely lilac-colored yarn made me think of spring. So, a name suggesting spring buds seemed just right.

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The pattern provides instructions for three sizes requiring 185 to 225 yards/170 to 206m. You could probably get two hats out of most skeins of sock yarns (most definitely with the generous yardage of Dream in Color Smooshy—450 yards per skein). I knit the sample in the largest size; my swatch and the hat weighed in at half the skein, or about 225 yards.

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Knoppen's lace motif is quite easy and quick to work. And whether you prefer charts or written instructions, the pattern's got you covered—it provides both. 

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Thanks are in order to:
  • Amber, talented web designer, crafter, and cofounder of Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse, for modeling again. (She also modeled the Rowhouse Hat and Briscoe, and is really getting to be a pro!) The morning of the photo shoot was dark and gloomy, but Amber saved the day by pointing out a well-lit stairwell at Eastworks that turned out to be an excellent backdrop.
  • My sister Jenny, for her careful technical editing.
  • My sister Jackie, for suggesting the absolutely perfect pattern name. I had another spring-themed name in mind but wanted to save it for a different pattern. Where would I be without my talented sisters?
Thank you very much for reading. May spring buds bloom all around you soon!

Easter Sunday Sketch





2 comments:

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

So pretty, Bonnie ! I love the top !!
And I love your drawing even more ! You're really gifted !
ox

Leigh Miller said...

Bonnie, I love your spring hat but now I'm curious about the name you're saving...As always, your beautiful drawings are a marvel!