1.08.2012

New Pattern: Pretty in Pink Hat

I have a new pattern out in the February/March issue of Your Knitting Life (previously known as Knitting Today!), the Pretty in Pink Hat. This hat was specifically designed to flatter curls (HELLO!), big hair, and dreads. It's oversized around the brim to leave room for all that hair, but if oversized hats aren't your thing, the pattern also includes instructions for how to convert the hat to a beret with plain ribbing at the bottom.


This hat uses just 2 balls of Red Heart Boutique Midnight, an aran weight, glittery, self-striping acrylic. I didn't use all of both balls though; I'd say if you were going to substitue you'd probably need maybe 200-250 yards.

This hat was quite fun to make; I wanted it to have sections of zig zag lace set off by bands of lateral braid stitches, with the plain sections not appearing to chevron at all. The technique is simple but different, and achieved exactly the effect I was going for. Let me tell you, it was quite the challenge to make self-striping yarn zigzag in some sections without having it zigzag all over!




This hat would also look lovely in a solid color, and I'm looking forward to making one for myself. I can't decide between red, green, or blue, but I'm thinking I might have to go buy some Malabrigo Twist.


I just happen to have an extra copy of the February/March issue, along with 2 skeins of the yarn used for this hat, and you know what that means!! That's right baby, it's giveaway time!



Even if the Pretty in Pink hat doesn't strike your fancy, there are tons of other great patterns in this issue. I'm partial to the Emma Gloves and the Sweetheart Socks, myself. (There's also a super cute Penguin Hat, for kids!)


I think we'll mix things up this time. To enter, take a look at my portfolio on Ravelry, then leave a comment telling me which pattern of mine you'd be most likely to knit. If you're on Twitter, you can get an extra entry by tweeting the following:

"Tell @TheSexyKnitter which of her patterns you most want to knit, & you could win a kit to make her new hat: http://tinyurl.com/hatgiveaway"

And that's it! We'll leave the comments open until I'm ready to announce a winner, probably sometime in the next week or so.

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44 comments:

  1. I'd be most likely to make the Priscilla Vintage Capelet.

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  2. I definitely want to knit Those #@!*% Golf Club Covers for my boyfriend and Priscilla Vintage Capelet and Chi-chi Slouchy Beret for myself. I especially love that beret!

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  3. I would be most likely to knit Angularities(love them!), though any of your fingerless glove and hat patterns are a likely for me. As I tend to make hats and fingerless mitts the most.
    Thank you for the chance to win your latest pattern!
    KJo on Ravelry

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  4. i would love to knit your Through the Woods shawl. Your new Pretty in Pink hat would be right up there as well. Love it!!

    sisterrobinson on Ravelry.

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  5. I would love to knit your Bonneterie socks!

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  6. I have the Diamondback Cardigan in my queue for a while now. Or the Argylers mitts. Those are so cute!! rethaknitsalot on Rav.

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  7. Through the woods is on my list to knit. I love that pattern - also the Solstice Shawl...

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  8. I am crazy about knitting socks and I love the Maritimers Socks. Of course I could name about 6 other patterns I would be likely to knit.

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  9. There are so many nice patterns I had difficulty choosing, I do especially like the Khufu Mitts.

    rosebob on ravelry

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  10. OK. I really like the Cuppa Java Cowl! Too cool.

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  11. I would love to make Stargazer.
    Adia on Ravelry

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  12. Tweeted - had to put it in two separate tweets to make it all fit :)
    @andriacm

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  13. I love knee-hi socks, so I would choose to knit your Bonneterie Socks. FUN. Rav amchart

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  14. I would love to knit "Cuboid" - I think it would be awesome to tote my knitting projects in such an amazing knit bag... I could carry my zig zag hat project in it!

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  15. I retweeted ~ http://twitter.com/#!/PrmintMochaMama/status/156193024542638080

    It was over by 10 characters so I amended it.

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  16. Omg Stargazer! Especially if I get the required bust shaping right (short rows). Also your Argyler Handwarmers. Love those!

    knittingwithwords on Ravelry

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  17. Definitely the "In the Mood" pillow.

    bookwormdjibouti on Rav

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  18. That is so hard, I see so many I want to knit and one I have already. I think more than likely I would knit Army hat

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  19. I've always wanted to make the Diamondback Cardigan, but I also love Limemade Fizz! You have really been prolific lately. I guess going full-time really gives you a chance to design and submit. I'm glad you've been so successful!

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  20. I really like the Stargazer sweater.

    lindaran on Rav

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  21. I love the "through the woods shawl". A lot!

    Sfocd on ravelry.

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  22. I'd love to knit Limeade Fizz..so many cool patterns to chose from.

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  23. I like the sweetheart socks. :) Im new to wearing knee high boots and need to make some socks that are thin, knee high, and look cute when I take my boots off. :)

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  24. I like the patterns Argylers handwarmers and the Limeade Fizz Shawl and Shawlette.

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  25. Daisy Rib Buttoned Legwarmers!

    IngridSera on Ravelry

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  26. reef knot tank :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  27. Through The Woods Shawl/Shawlette! It was hard to choose!

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  28. Brownbutter on RavelryJanuary 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    This hat or Squirm for one of my little people.

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  29. FULL CIRCLE!!! I just love that pattern!

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  30. Congratulation on having your pattern published. My favorite is Redundancy. I love hat patterns

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  31. I love this hat and yarn! So thanks for an opportunity to win it.
    I would knit Chi Chi slouchy beret. That is so cute also. I am dmarieknits on Rav.

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  32. I like Argylers Handwarmers a lot.
    reiki on ravelry

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  33. Maybe it's just the cold, but I would make the Through The Woods Shawl. It really is lovely.

    greyowl60 at yahoo dot com

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  34. We have to pick one? I really like Jekyll & Hyde (socks). But a close second would be all those golf club covers - so awesome!

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  35. I would knit the All Wrapped Up Scarf.

    Loves2Dance on Ravelry

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  36. I would have to say "Full Circle". It has been on my favorite list since 2010.

    enlighten1 on Ravelry

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  37. I love the Cable Crossings hat!

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  38. Winterlover on RavelryJanuary 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    I would knit Blue Hawaii or any of your fingerless mitts.

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  39. Let me see - I love Beatriz Dress & Reef Knot Tank but I'd most likely make Cuboid - it's been in my queue for a while!

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  40. yup, Argylers Handwarmers love them.

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  41. I want to knit that Army hat whenever that book is available.

    (Pam McGary)

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  42. I would be thrilled to knit the Through The Woods shawlette. Beautiful!

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  43. I will knit Argylers Handwarmers. I just love this pattern. Jennifer Corry, Jinglestitch on Ravelry

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