In February, I released the Range shawl, which was the first piece of a fun little collection with a focus on texture and yarns with a story, for Tolt Yarn & Wool. I am so excited to kick off March by releasing the second part of the collection, which is two hats knit up with Tolt's very own Snoqualmie Valley Yarn! This yarn is so special - sheered from pasture-raised grass fed sheep using organic practices, it is truly "farm to needle." And so dear to my heart - Tolt generously donates 20% of the profit from this yarn to the Seattle Children's Hospital. As some of you know, we are forever grateful to the Children's Hospital near us that helped save my daughters life, and they can always use whatever support we can give them!
First up is the Snoqualmie Hat! When I started this hat I wanted it to be something that I just couldn’t set down, but that also felt soothing to knit. A pattern you could finish in a weekend, and that looks great in everything from a natural undyed yarn, to more bold colors. This hat is all about the texture. It is addicting to knit as you move from one fun stitch pattern to the next. The different textures play well together to form a flattering slouchy style hat. Fun to knit and easy to wear!
Next up - the Rudbeckia Hat! Two of my favorite details of the Range Shawl were the brioche and tweed sections, that melted from color to color. I had so much fun knitting those - and knew it would be equally as fun (and so satisfying) in a quick hat! The Snoqualmie Valley yarn used for this hat was dyed by the amazingly talented ladies of Local Color Fiber Studio, whom I blogged about a couple weeks ago! The blue was dyed with Red Cabbage and the green with Rudbeckia (which is the hats namesake). I love these colors, and even more so together! By alternating sections of two color brioche and a simple tweed, you get to see the colors play off of each other, as well as adding a texture that "pulls and gives" just enough to add the perfect drape to this slouchy style hat.
You can save 15% on all patterns in the Tolt Yarn & Wool collection until Wednesday, March 2 at midnight EST with the coupon code TOLT!
In super exciting news - I will be teaching these hats at Tolt Yarn & Wool in Carnation, Washington on March 12! If you are in the area and would like to sign up or get more info you can head here. I will also be hanging out at their open stitch night on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8! If you want to stay up to date with more events, keep an eye on my Events page, and don't forget to subscribe to the blog!