Constellate (plus giveaway)

Let’s start the new year off with something special, shall we?  How about we get an awesome little hat on your needles.  I think Constellate might be just the thing!

There’s something undeniably satisfying about this hat.  It is, at its core, just a plain ribbed hat.  One by three ribbing, about as classic as it gets.  But that lovely little loopy stitch just adds something sort of magical.

And don’t worry, it’s totally easy to do.  On most rows you’ll just work that lovely, soothing ribbing.  But every now and then, you’ll do a little magic trick to make those pretty loops (the pattern shows you exactly how to do it with nifty step-by-step illustrations, I promise it’s not hard).  And they’re not just pretty, they make the fabric denser, which makes the hat extra warm and cozy.

Oh and did I mention the fabric is reversible?  There’s every chance the hardest part about this project is going to be deciding which side you want to show off first!

Though I confess, I’m going to ask you to do one more hard thing.  I’m going to ask you to pick which color you’d most like to make the hat in.  For you see, the good folks over at Madelinetosh have agreed to send one of you a skein of their delicious Tosh Merino Light to make a hat of your own.  All you have to do is pick your favorite color (which I confess will be harder than you think, but that’s only because they’re all so amazing).

I made mine in Calligraphy, but I keep staring at Cove and Opaline (oh and Oak…or maybe Earl Grey).  And if you’re feeling the urge, this would be a perfect chance to experiment with a speckled yarn like Birch or Optic.  Those long loops would show off tiny pops of color beautifully.  All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment telling me which color is singing your song!

And though I can’t quite manage to send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount.  You can use the code CLASSIC to get 10% off the hat between now and Friday.  Just put Constellate in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code CLASSIC.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, January 6, 2017 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.