I hate to say it, but it’s pretty much hat knitting season ’round these parts. We’ve had crisp mornings and evenings (some days), shorter days (I haaaate!), and, gasp, the holidays are approaching.
Hats are perfect fodder for holiday knitting.
Especially this hat. Meet Trintara. It’s knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (Sugar Plum colorway), so it works up quick (yahoo worsted!) and it’s the Super Soft Squishy factor is out of this world. Seriously. I do not lie. This hat was a winner from the very beginning. I just love it when pattern development works out that way.
Trintara is available on Ravelry for $4.00 USD…BUT…Subscribers have received this pattern for free. (Subscribers, check your inboxes for a special email with your coupon code.) I love my subscribers and am so grateful for your support and general devotion. I have know idea how I got so lucky!
The pattern has been tech edited by the lovely Dana Gervais, without whom I would surely be found muttering to myself in a dark, lonely ditch. Clear, written instructions are available in both English and metric units.
Trintara is all about easy, cozy, beautiful knitting warmth. The simple modified rib brim transitions gracefully into a cable fabric stitch to add depth and dimensionality to the main body of the hat without being too fussy, difficult, or busy. (I am not a fan of fussy, difficult, or busy knitting projects.)
Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted has been one of my favorite yarns this year, and I have knit with it on a couple of other occasions. Sadly neither of my local yarn stores stocks it, but I have noticed WEBS carries it from time to time. I have also had GREAT luck Googling for it, as a lot of smaller yarn stores seem to have it on discount often and will happily ship. It is available in all (most?) of the fabulous Madelinetosh colorways. Seriously. You truly can’t go wrong with this yarn, and it’s worth the online order if that’s your only option.
I actually believe this pattern would work for the male half of our species, although perhaps not in the Sugar Plum colorway. The finished size is equally suitable for both genders. Should you end up knitting a male-destined Trintara, please do share with me so I can see how it turned out!
Okay knitters, please scurry off to snag your pattern (and subscribers, please don’t miss out on your free pattern…your coupon code is only good for three days). I have a hunch you’ll like this one as much as I do!