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New Pattern "Time Crunch Hat"

We just released our very first hat pattern, the "Time Crunch Hat" on Ravelry. It is free until October 1, 2016 when it will then be sold for $1.50.

 This easy beanie style hat knits up in a flash using DK weight yarn. 

The use of simple geometric Fair Isle shapes allows the knitting to be interesting, without being too complicated. The floats from the colorwork form an extra layer that will keep your head toasty warm, even on the coldest of days.


Materials List: 
Yarn Geek Fibers Maven DK 80% domestic Targhee wool, 20% silk yarn, two colors. 
Two full 230 yard skeins will make at least two hats. (MC) Lise Meitner and( CC1) Virgina Apgar are used in the picture.)

US Size 6 circular needles or double points or size needed to obtain gauge.

Tapestry Needle, Stitch marker (optional)

Size: S(M,L), 19 (21, 23)” circumference, shown in size M, 21”

Gauge: 22 sts/32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch


Mr. Yarn Geek, the PR Man

When Mr. Yarn Geek and I vend at fiber festivals and shows people like to ask him what he does for our business. He tells everyone that he's Employee Number Two, but I think he's more the head of PR and Marketing. He is very good at keeping me going when I want to slack off. The thing he is best at is selling custom made things to people he knows. "Hey, my wife can make you one of those!" he says and then nudges me. "Do you have a card on you honey?" Of course I have a card, and I hand it over.

Recently he has kept me very busy knitting Mohawk Hats for people he works with. In just the last month I have made 2 black and dark blue ones, 3 Green Bay Packers themed ones, and just tonight I finished up a baby one in Chicago Bears colors. I don't think there is enough time to do another hat before Christmas, so now there is time to do a little knitting on some long ignored WIPs. There are also some objects, such as a hat and scarf I told my sister-in-law I would make for her, that really should be gotten to this winter. I just can't shake the feeling that Mr. PR and Marketing might have other plans for me, which I think is just marvelous!