As my mother-in-law just said to me, the flying needles are back in action! It feels like it has been an eternity since I have posted a pattern online, but let’s be honest, the knitting never stopped. A true knitter knits year round, but there is just something that spurs the motivation for more projects when the weather cools down and you can actually start wearing all those hats and scarves soon!
add it to your ravelry.com library: Newport on Ravelry
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Needles: Size 5 US circulars and size 7 US circulars and DPNs
Sizes: Baby, Youth S/M, Youth Large/Adult
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Required: Knit, Knitting in the Round
I am happy to report that my hats have been selling in the little shop in Rhode Island. If you are a military member or spouse in Newport, Rhode Island, you can go purchase one at the The Ship’s Bell located in the Naval War College. And of course, you can just make your own by using my free pattern below.
This hat is a new addition to their arsenal and I have to admit, I seriously prefer it over the Halsey Hat I was previously selling there. Halsey is still a good option if you are looking for an additional anchor motif.
I love the slim anchors of the Newport Hat resting over the rolling waves below. After knitting SEVERAL color combinations, there is no doubt that you just can’t go wrong with the good ole Navy Blue and Gold.
O. M. G. Can we say bitchy resting face??? I was really trying to look happy in this picture too! How does my husband put up with this look every day??? I desperately need a model for my hats, and a professional photographer.
If you aren’t a fan of blue and gold, here are a few of the other combinations I have done:
I usually knit the hats I sell in Caron Simply Soft by Yarnspirations and this is no exception. Most of my clients do not want hats made of wool (it scares them) and they also want a hat that is durable and will survive a washing machine. This yarn does all of that, AND it is incredibly soft, AND it has great vibrant colors that don’t fade AND it won’t stretch out of shape. Not to mention, it is incredibly affordable. These are all my own true opinions after 10 years of knitting, but hey, Yarnspirations, any time you want to start sending me free yarn, that will be fine too.
Please feel free to post, comments, questions, errata reports, and pictures of your finished products!!!