Knits: Prototypes

I’ve been knitting lots of hat prototypes in the last month or so, first figuring out the pattern for my Ginger Beret and then working on another idea which I hope to release soon! Here is a gallery of some of the hats that have been created in the process of figuring everything out. Some are slight variations, others are pretty drastic revisions playing with increase styles, and pattern transitions. It’s always interesting to see how they turn out, even the less successful ones. I take what I’ve learned and apply it to the next try.

Knit Pattern: Ginger Beret

Continuing on the twisted rib theme, the Ginger Hat utilizes a twisted rib detail that adds subtle texture and helps shape the bottom of the beret as it meets the bottom gathered brim. Knit from the top down, increases are added in eight sections every other row. This hat knits up beautifully in solid or heather yarns.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Twisted stitches

Size: Adult – one size
Approximate finished measurements: 10-10.5 in diameter, 9 in. from the first to the last row.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles – set of 5 recommended.
Circular needles may be preferred after knitting gets larger. US 5 (3.75 mm) for gathered brim section of hat.
Stitch marker and stitch counter optional

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 160 yds (146 m)

Instructions include full written directions and chart.

Available on Etsy for $3.50
Available on Craftsy for $3.50

Prints: Intermission


In the midst of a hectic spring schedule, I’ve been working on a bunch of different editions all at once. Typically I go one at time, but this season I seem to be ping-ponging back and forth between various themes, aesthetics and colorways—all at once. Not sure whether it’s the pace of things, the weather or what, but I’m rolling with it and am anxious to see how things shake out.

In the meantime, here are a few artifacts from the last couple of sessions. They’re just pieces of the process, but still worthy of some attention.