Winter Hats!

Thinking about a new round of hats for the year, I always like to incorporate all the odds and ends of leftover yarn from larger projects in a fun way. Stripes always seem to be a good place to start. This year, I decided to keep it simple with ribbed brims that are knit together to keep them warm and neat. The fun part was picking the colors for the stripes. Then I finished them with removable pom-poms. Both good for removing them before washing or for those that like to be less exuberant in their winter wardrobe. The hat has a button at the top on the inside for the pom-pom to be tied around.

Spinning in 2022

I seem to have the most time to explore and spin yarn in the beginning of the year. This year I had a nice stock of hand dyed fiber from Edgewood Garden Studio to work with. The top row of yarns stuck with a single package of fiber, but the bottom two combined two different fiber packs to create each yarn. The first paired two strands of gray with a third spun from vibrant colors. The second use the other half of the vibrant yarn paired with a similarly vibrant blue. It’s very interesting to see how the color comes to the front with the gray, but becomes an accent with the blue.

knit pattern: Fates Fingerless Gloves

Knit with worsted weight yarn, these large cables have a uniquely quirky rhythm.

These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Cable stitching

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 8.75 in (22.25 cm), Flat width: 2.75 in (7 cm) – 1 in larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 7 (4 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
For larger hands use US7 (4.5) dpns.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
US7 – 20 st + 24 rows = 4˝ (10.16 cm)
in unblocked stockinette stitch.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 125 yds (114 m)

Purchase this pattern on Etsy for $3.50.

Knit Pattern: Plume Fingerless Gloves

Knit with worsted weight yarn, these fingerless gloves are a simple twist on a traditional rib.

These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Cable stitching

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 8 in (20.32 cm), Flat width: 2.5 in (6.35 cm) – 1 in larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
For larger hands use US7 (4.5) dpns.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
US6 – 22 st + 22 rows = 4˝ (10.16 cm)
in unblocked stockinette stitch.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 125 yds (114 m)

Available on Etsy for $3.50.

Knit Pattern: Entwined Fingerless Gloves

Knit with worsted weight yarn, these fingerless gloves use a large scale cabled pattern to create an architectural motif.

These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Cable stitching

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 8 in (20.32 cm), Flat width: 3.25 in (8.25 cm) – 1 in larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
US7 – 20 st + 24 rows = 4˝ (10.16 cm)
in unblocked stockinette stitch.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 125 yds (114 m)

Available on Etsy for $3.50

KNIT PATTERN: Ripple Fingerless Gloves

Cables create a ripple effect of circles in these fingerless gloves.

These are knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & bind off
• Cable stitching

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 8.5 in (21.6 cm), Flat width: 2.75 in (7 cm) – 1 inch wider in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
US7 – 20 st + 24 rows = 4˝ (10.16 cm)
in unblocked stockinette stitch.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 125 yds (114 m)

Available on Etsy for $3.50

Knit Pattern: Maille Fingerless Gloves

Inspired by the intricate patterns of chain maille, these highly cabled fingerless gloves look more complex than they are to knit. Though not as stretchy as some of my other patterns, the thumb gusset gives the gloves a comfortable fit.

These are knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Cable stitching

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 8.75 in (22.23 cm), Flat width: 3 in (7.6 cm) – 1 in larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
US7 – 20 st + 24 rows = 4˝ (10.16 cm)
in unblocked stockinette stitch.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 125 yds (114 m)

Available on Etsy for $3.50!

Knit Pattern: Nautilus Fingerless Gloves


Knit with worsted weight yarn, these ribbed fingerless gloves feature spiraling ribs reminiscent of a nautilus shell. With minimal cabling, these gloves are very stretchy.


These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Cable stitching

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 7.5 in (19 cm), Flat width: 3 in (7.6 cm) – 1 in larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
US7 – 20 st + 24 rows = 4˝ (10.16 cm)
in unblocked stockinette stitch.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 125 yds (114 m)

Available on Etsy for $3.50!

Knit Pattern: Figure Eights Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless gloves can use DK or light worsted weight yarn in a pattern that uses cables to create a textured repeat.

These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.

Special skills:
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Cable stitching

Size: Adult
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 9 in (17.75 cm), Flat width: 2.75 in (7.6 cm) – 1 in larger in thumb gusset area.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE
US7 – 20 st + 22 rows = 4˝ (10.16 cm)
in unblocked stockinette stitch.

Yarn: DK Weight, approx 125 yds (114 m)

Available on Etsy for $3.50!