THIS PATTERN HAS MOVED! Please follow this link to my new blog, Earth Morning, for the Shilling hat.
It’s finished! The Shilling hat is now available for free. And here is the Ravelry link as well. NOTE: It looks like I switched the charts around for the knitted flat and knitted round directions. If you downloaded the pattern prior to October 31, 2011, you’ll need to re-download the pattern for the updated version. Thanks!
I designed this hat after watching the movie The King’s Speech one too many times, and falling in love all over again with the styles of the time period and the fashions of everyday people. Can I help it that I’m all up in my vintage? Don’t judge.
Mr. Savvy waited ever so patiently for me to finish this hat, and then to document it and photograph it and all those other things I did that are now safely ensconced in a post-knitting haze of finished object adrenaline. Savvy’s very excited. He’s a hat person. Goodness knows what he has to be excited about since it’s the middle of August and it’ll be a long time before he gets to wear this… but don’t burst his bubble.
And now for the wooly details:
Together, we picked out a beautiful heathery rust color from the Cascade 220 Heathers line, which is a worsted weight wool. The hat is knit on US size 4 and 6 (UK size 3.5 and 4) needles, and is sized for babies through adults. I’ve charted the pattern, and written it for both flat knitters and knitters in the round, and while a beginner could knit it, advanced knitters won’t find it boring with its numerous cables and pattern changes.
And so my friends, have at it. Let me know what you think, if you have any questions, or if you find any mistakes. I’m thrilled to finally release my knits into the wild.
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