Are you getting ready for Christmas? I am :-)

Yesterday I published my last design just before Xmas break. It’s a nice little textured hat perfect for a single skein of Merino Ulubione by Zagroda (I made Wojtek’s winter set in this yarn).

Merino Ulubione is yarn beautifully handdyed by Marta.  I asked her to custom dye for me – it was supposed to be light gray, with very small darker hues. It came out wonderful! Just look at the texture – so nicely visible. The yarn itself is very nice – with really good stitch definition and a nice twist. I strongly recommend it.

The pattern is available on Ravelry and Lete’s Knits website, but until Jan 31st 2014 it is also available in kits together with Merino Ulubione by Zagroda Yarn which you can purchase here. First you need to buy yarn in her store and then Marta will send you a coupon code that will allow you to buy the pattern in my Ravelry store for $2.50.

Here are some details about the design:

S/M: to fit head circumference 51 – 54 cm/20.5 – 21.5”.
Length from picot edge to top: about 22.5 cm/8.5”.
L/XL: to fit head circumference 55 – 58 cm/22 – 23.25”.
Length from picot edge to top: about 24 cm/9.5”.

1 skein of Zagroda Merino Ulubione (100g / 220y, 100% merino).
Sample was made in color simply gray.

4.5 mm/US #7 or size necessary to obtain correct gauge: dpns or 40 cm/16” circular and needles for small circumference at crown.
3.5 mm/US #4 or 2-3 sizes smaller than gauge needles: dpns or 40 cm/16” circular.
Extra needle (circular or dpns) to transfer live stitches from provisional cast-on, 3.5 mm/US#4, or one size smaller.

crochet hook and scrap of yarn ( cotton or its blends) for provisional cast-on, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Gauge (after blocking)
20 sts x 28 rows over 10 cm/4” in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round with needle 4.5 mm/US #7.
Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Have a fabulous Sunday!