Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Knitting Pattern - Greyhaven Hat

I'm happy to announce the publication of my latest design for hand knitting, the Greyhaven Hat

The hat, along with the coordinating Greyhaven Cowl

was inspired by the lush imagery of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series (more details can be found in this post).

The Greyhaven designs feature an arched, leafy stitch pattern worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. 

Integrated shaping creates a soft, slouchy silhouette that continues into the patterned crown of this design, 

and an easily memorized stitch pattern using just one skein of decadent Primo Worsted yarn from The Plucky Knitter make this hat a luxurious treat to knit! 

The patterns are available individually or as part of a set including both the hat and cowl. I've finally gotten around to setting up coordinating patterns in an 'e-book' format on Ravelry. Although it's really a simple combining of the PDF patterns with a cover, it's just one of those things I hadn't gotten into. Now though, I love the idea of being able to put like items together, especially when this way makes it easier to offer a savings on the multiple pattern set.

I want to give a great big thank you to my wonderful test knitters Laurie, Josefina, Connie, Paula, Julia and Kim. These ladies are all super-talented knitters and lovely people to work with

It's been a long week and I'm looking forward to getting out into the sunshine and working in the garden today and going for a long run tomorrow. I hope you have some fun plans too. Thanks for stopping by my studio today, I wish you a wonderful weekend and much happy knitting!


  1. Robin, this is just beautiful. I like the cowl, too. I went to Ravelry and checked it out. You don't give needle sizes, but I don't have a collection of needles, so could you give me a suggestion as to what needle size would likely work? Then, I can take it from there. I'd sure appreciate it.

  2. Hi Ka Holly, thank you so much for your kind comment on this design. Of course, every knitter's gauge is different, and different yarns produce different results, but the pattern page suggests trying needles you would normally use to achieve a gauge of 20 sts per 4 inches/ 10cm in blocked stockinette for your yarn. For the Plucky Primo Worsted I used, I ended up choosing a US#5 needle for the ribbing and a US#7 for the body of the hat. I hope that helps and thanks for your interest in this pattern, I appreciate it! :)

  3. Your new design is so elegant & charming ~ congratulations!

  4. i love the slight slouchiness of that hat - and your pics are (as always) gorgeous!