Princess Bubblegum Slouchy Hat!!
I’m just popping in to share something exciting with you guys! I just released a new free pattern! Yay!
It’s for a fun and quick slouchy hat, and it’s great for using up those thick-and-thin handspun chunky yarns. The simple textured stitch in the pattern is emphasized by yarns that are slightly uneven. Spinners, if you are trying to figure out how to use up some of those early, lumpy bumpy yarns, I have a solution for you! I’ve had this waiting around forever, but it took me a while to actually write up the pattern. (Despite the fact that it’s super simple) Wanna see?
It uses a smidge under 200 yards of aran or chunky weight yarn, and knits up incredibly quickly. Mine went from start to finish in four hours! It would be a total lifesaver around Christmas, just sayin’.
It all started when I spun up a skein of thick-and-thin yarn from some merino/silk fiber I got from Three Waters Farm. It was soft, fluffy, and looked exactly like delicious cotton candy. I knew it wanted to be something to keep me warm in the winter, and eventually I decided to knit myself a cute hat with a giant pom-pom. (I sorta have a thing for pom-poms.)
The inspiration for this hat comes from one of my favorite shows, Adventure Time! It’s full of quirky and imaginative characters, but my favorite has to be Princess Bubblegum. She’s the princess of the Candy Kingdom, and she’s a strong, intelligent ruler who only occasionally gets a little crazy. Even better, she’s a scientist, constantly concocting important things in her lab. (I’m totally jealous of her lab.) She’s not afraid to be a big nerd, but she still manages to do everything in inimitable style. Add to the mix that she always wears pink, and the hat was destined to be named after her.
This pattern is free on Ravelry, (here’s the link!) and I hope that you all enjoy it as much as I do! This hat is beautifully warm, and you can either wear it as a slouchy hat, or fold the ribbing up so you get a double layer of warmth over your ears as well as a more fitted shape.
So far, all of my designs have been inspired by totally badass ladies real and fictional, and I’m really digging the theme. Wonder how long I’ll keep it up… Maybe forever! ❤
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