Originally Published December 1, 2014

Barley Barley 2

Need some Hatspiration? Carolyn has been busily knitting her yearly gift hats, and we have them in the shop until Christmas! Come on in and check them out before they are gifted away!

First up is Barley. This free pattern is sized for the whole family, from baby to large adult. You can knit this hat as a beanie or make it slouchy like ours. On the left we used Sweet Georgia Yarn Worsted Superwash, and on the right is Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere. Both are hand dyed for subtle variations in color.

 

Vanilla Bo-Beanie Tall Dark and Handsome

Two more knit in Sweet Georgia Worsted Superwash and Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere. Vanilla Bo-Beanie, on the left, is another free pattern that can be knit in beanie length or add a couple of inches for slouch. On the right is Tall Dark and Handsome, another fun pattern from Tin Can Knits. Simple pattern  stitch keeps the knitting interesting, and sizes from baby to adult make it a great go-to pattern!

 

Windschief Naturally Comfortable

Windham from Jill Draper Yarns is a super squishy merino yarn that is perfect for hats! On the left we used it for the Windschief. This tight-fitting beanie has a fun twisted stitch design. Naturally Comfortable has an interesting rib pattern that is fun to knit! Find it in the ever popular Celebrity Slouchy Beanies booklet.

 

Tall Dark and Handsome 2

Graham Sand Bank

The final trio of hats features lots of texture. On the top is another Tall Dark and Handsomethis time knit in the luscious Duchess from Trendsetter. This is a wool and cashmere blend that is ultra soft. Below, on the left, is the slouchy Graham, knit in the best alpaca yarn, Juniper Moon Farm's Herriot. To the right is Sand Bank, knit in Sweet Georgia Trinity, a blend of soft merino, cashmere and silk with great stitch definition. This hat would be a great introduction to cables if you've never knit them!

 

A Note from Christina, Organizer of Threads of Kindness:

Hello everyone...I'd like to invite you to join a group that is very near to my heart as I know it is for many of you.  We are working to provide hospice patients in middle Tennessee with a blanket or shawl for a little comfort at a time when they may most need it and preemie blankets and hats to many of the Nashville's Neo-Natal units.  If you think this giving opportunity may be right for you, please reach out to us.  We are fortunate to have generous yarn donations from Haus of Yarn helping us along our way and would love to share our stash with you.  
Christina
Threads of Kindness