Quick as a wink

Knitting a hat can be wonderfully gratifying.  They are quick knits, often completed in a few evenings or over a relaxed weekend.  We often like to have a few projects on the needles at the same time, and finishing a quick project like a hat can help make those larger more time intensive patterns feel easier to tackle.We thought we'd share some of the new hats that came off our needles recently, in case you'd enjoy the pick me up that completing a project can provide.simple-01Julie created both of these hats with the same pattern.  Hannah Fettig's Simple Hat pattern can be made as a beanie or a toque.  Julie double stranded two Shibui yarn combinations for these hats and loves the results.On the left, sporting a beautiful rabbit pompom (newly arrived from the UK), is a  toque created with Baby Alpaca and Silk Cloud held together in the color Rust.  Just behind it on the right, is a beanie made with Dune and Cima in the color Suit.Our photo can't convey the unusual texture that the blue hat has, it is almost sueded.  You may want to visit these samples so that you can compare these yarn combinations for yourself.Besides, you'll certainly want to choose from the new pompoms!hinagiku-02Our Shibui hat collection wouldn't be complete with out this slouchy Hinagiku Hat knit for us by Ameila.  She double stranded Shibui Silk Cloud and Baby Alpaca in the new Imperial color.  That lovely texture is created with a daisy stitch that is easy to follow.We hope that a quick knit like one of these hats will make it into your crafting queue this fall.  If not for yourself, you may want to consider smaller projects like these for holiday knits.  You'll have plenty of  time to make one for everyone on your list!