Friday, February 27, 2015

Postive Ease - a free pattern

At last! I have finished writing up my Valentine's present to you, my dear Hugs readers.

It's a very, very big hat, the most comfortable hat I've ever worn, and I hope if you knit one you find it so also.  You can reduce the size by making the smaller version, but if you want a cuddly sleep sack of a hat go for the larger one shown here.

Positive Ease (guess where I got the name) is knit with Rowan Felted Tweek DK, held double - so if you're trying to burn through some leftovers from a sweater, it's a great way to clean up your yarn stash.

It's also got this fun tie you can wear at the back or a little to one side.  I went for form plus function here in a token 'romantic' pairing - the tie makes the oversized quality wearable, but also: it emphasizes the stripe colour.

Best of all, you can't see any of the colour jogs where the stripes come in!  Thank you, simple eyelets and braided tie.

Thank you too, so much, for being my knitting friends all these years (we are up to more than six now, I think!) and happy belated Valentine's Day to you all.

Difficulty Level

Pretty Easy.  You will have to use a yarn over, knit two stitches together, knit into the front and then the back of a stitch, and complete an ssk.  The rest is a whole lot of plain knitting, plus a little more running in of ends than usual.


Rowan Felted Tweed DK (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose, 175m/50g) 2 balls A, 1 ball B (shown in Phantom 153 for A and Avocado 161 for B)
4.5mm double point or circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
darning needle
stitch marker


19 stitches and 26 rows = 4" in stocking stitch.

Finished Dimensions

S/M (M/L): 21" around, 9.5" long (23" around, 9.75" long)

Click here for .pdf of Positive Ease


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the cute hat Pattern!
It will look so cute on my granddaughter.

Mimi said...

I like this.

Mary Keenan said...

So glad you guys like it!!

Angi said...

This is lovely. Thank you so much.

Mary Keenan said...

You are so welcome Angi :^)

Laurinda said...

Thank you for the sweet Valentine pattern, it's lovely!

Mary Keenan said...

You're so welcome Laurinda!