I have had the amazing opportunity this year to live in the most beautiful seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island. Everywhere I turn there is a new scenic view to take in, restaurant to try (the Smokehouse is my favorite), or attraction to discover. I have spent many hours walking along the Cliff Walk and touring the mansions (most of which are only a few minutes walk from my house). Sunsets on the west side of Aquidneck Island where Newport is located are phenomenal, and there is always some event or party going on SOMEWHERE in town. The wonder really is infinite, though the city only sprawls a couple of miles.
My childhood was spent touring the world because of my Marine Corps father and my Navy husband has moved me a few more places as well, all with their own style and charm. Nothing, however, compares to the interests and sites Newport has to offer. Truly an anomaly, Newport is the perfect blend of city, beach, seaside, cottage, walkability, vacation and more. It is also shares small Aquidneck Island with two other towns where we are less than ten minutes from u-pick fruit and vegetable farms, wineries, farmers markets, Christmas tree farms, wildlife preserves, and trails. It is also the first home I have ever said I don’t want to leave. Unfortunately, I will be moving on in just two months. I am not sure how my nautical creations will fit in my new home of Omaha, Nebraska, but I will enjoy them here while I can.
Tiverton, a town just around the corner from us in Newport, is an appropriate name for this simple nautical beanie. The hat reminds me of the crab floats that bobble around in the water in New England. I will miss spotting them hanging from fences in town and off of restaurant doorways. With the colors I used, Tiverton serves as a great nautical, Navy, or patriotic hat, sporting the good ole red, white and blue! It’s a nice snug fit, knit with Caron Simply Soft, by far my favorite aran acrylic yarn by Yarnspirations.
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Yarn: Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic by Yarnspirations in Autumn Red, White, and Dark Country Blue
Needles: Size 5 US (3.75mm) circulars and size 7 US (4.5mm) circulars and DPNs
Sizes: Toddler, Youth, Adult
Skill Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Skills Required: Knit, Knitting in the Round, Joining Colors