So I’m not sure why, but this seems to be the year I need to knit tiny things. First it was the hearts, then the stars, then the acorns, and now…now teeny tiny hats. The hats are called Inscribe, they’re out now on ravelry, and you can get them for 10% off with the code TASSEL.
Now look, I know these are not proper, serious, grownup knitting. I know they are not practical. But I also know they are cute as can be, they turn those tiny balls of leftover yarn we all have sitting around into something adorable, and they make me (and, as far as I can tell, everyone who sees them) happy. And that’s a fairly decent list of accomplishments for a few yards of yarn!
They’re all built the same way. Same number of stitches, same brim, same general size. But all the fun comes from different slip stitch patterns. There are a dozen different versions in the pattern, each gives a totally different look just by slipping stitches (you only ever use one color per row, so it’s totally the easy version of colorwork).
And yes, of course I tell you how to make the tassels…there’s a step by step guide to show you just how to make them (and how to make the nifty little twisty cord to attach them).
Pretty much the only thing you have to sort out on your own is what colors you want to use! I went with Manos del Uruguay’s Alegria in Natural for the background, and colors from the Dorothea collection of Fino mini skeins for the accent colors. But they have so many gorgeous colors you’ll have fun finding the combos you love best! The good folks at Manos are letting me send yarn off to one of you (we’re doing that over on instagram, so wander over there for all the details).
And although I can’t send yarn to all of you, I can give you all a little discount on the pattern for the first few days its out. If you use the code TASSEL when you check out, you’ll get 10% off Inscribe for the first few days it’s out. Grab them now, and you can have a whole stack of them by this weekend!