Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rivets - a free pattern

At last! and it only took me three hours to write up the pattern... so much faster than fiction. Unless you count all the time I spent figuring out the stitches and then actually making it, and I won't, because then I would feel even worse about not making headway on my novel.

But back to the rivet band. It's not a hat, but it's making my most sensible hat a lot more sensational and what else is this blog for, after all? You can also make it shorter and wear it as an earwarmer, or just lift the pattern to use for the border of a cardi or a felted purse, which I think I must try myself some time.

In other interesting rivet news, these are my very first bobbles, and I love them--they're so flat and non-popcorny.

View .pdf of Rivets


Kathleen Taylor said...

totally and absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I love the look of this pattern & The bobbles/rivets just add that perfect finishing touch - I have looked up the yarn for UK purchase & found that it comes in more than one weight. Could you please let me know which weight you used (I would guess DK due to needle size but don't want to get it wrong) Thank you so much for all of your beautiful patterns you are a star xx Regards Earleybird xx

Mary Keenan said...

Claire, I used a worsted weight yarn at 9 wraps per inch, I hope this helps!!

St Bernie girl said...

Stunning! Gorgeous! You've outdone yourself... just beautiful!

Mary Keenan said...

Thanks, St. Bernie girl!