Monday, March 8, 2010

Mabel Murple: A Free Hat Pattern

I knit the first version of this hat on New Year's Day, then re-knit it a couple of months later to write up the pattern. I'm happy to share it with you as a free download. Check out Mabel Murple on Ravelry!

The pattern was named after the titular character of one of Sheree Fitch's amazing children's books. I loved her books as a child; her writing really instilled a love of language and reading in me. While knitting this purple hat, I kept thinking "Mabel Murple's house is purple, so is Mabel's hair..." so why not name it for her?

- 150 m (160 yards) of your favourite worsted weight yarn (I used Cascade 220)
- 5 mm straight needles
- 4.5 mm double-pointed needles
- 5 mm double-pointed needles
- cable needle of spare DPN
- measuring tape

Click here to access the free PDF! (also available through Ravelry)
Ravelry link

I hope you like the pattern!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Soon to come: a free pattern! My first!

I am very excited to announce that I have written my first pattern, a nice hat. Luckily I got it all written up before the end of the season! It will be available for free download soon -- I'm just waiting for Ravelry to recognize me as a designer so I can set it all up. But the PDF is ready to go, so I hope to share it soon... fingers crossed for tomorrow!