Carom (plus giveaway)

I suspect you might already know this, but I have a thing for sets.  I can’t help it.  As soon as I finish a piece I start wondering ‘and what would happen if I just wiggled this little bit over here?’  Then all of a sudden there’s another variation on the needles.  That’s totally what happened with Carom, and I’m so happy to have the pattern back out!DSC_0978 copyThe first hat uses a bigger, lacier version of the stitch pattern.  It’s lovely and swooshy and just a bit dramatic.

DSC_0925 copyThe second one uses a slightly smaller version of the stitch pattern.  It’s a bit more understated and avoids anything that might hint at lace.

DSC_0921 copyI’m showing a folded up brim on one version and no brim on the other, but of course you can go either way on either hat and it will look lovely.

DSC_0844 copyAnd the crown of each looks absolutely smashing (there’s really no excuse for boring crowns…life is too short for that).  crownsYou’ve totally got time to whip one of these out before cool weather really sets in.  I used Chubbie by Vice Yarns (one of my absolute favorite yarns, if your LYS doesn’t carry it do yourself a favor and ask them to start).  I’ve got a skein to give away (mine is in a beautiful mix of autumn colors that will make the most fabulous fall hat you can imagine).  If you’d like a chance to win, just leave a comment telling me how you feel about having a few variations of a project in a pattern.  The more the merrier? Or does it make it too hard to decide where to start?  There’s no right or wrong answer, I just like to know what you like!

And while I can’t quite manage to send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount.  You can use the code VARIATIONS to get a dollar the price between now and Friday.  Just put Carom in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code VARIATIONS.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

DSC_0818 copyComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, September 23, 2016 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send yarn their way.  Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner).  If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.  Sorry, but I can only ship physical prizes to US addresses.