I was in Knitty City recently and fell in love with a skein of Madelinetosh ToshVintage in the color Celadon. It told me immediately that it wanted to be a slouchy lace hat (what? don't tell me that yarn doesn't talk to you this way!) and before I knew it, I had sketched, swatched, and finished this design!
I've decided to name it Eldridge, after one of the streets in my neighborhood here in NYC, and today I'm releasing it into the wild. I hope you like it!
Eldridge is a slouchy but not-too-slouchy hat in an allover lace pattern that's simple to knit. Knits, purls, decreases, and yarn overs in a simple 8-row repeat is all it takes. If you've never done lace before, this could be a great place to start!
Here's a detail shot of the lace texture:
I love how it accents the gorgeous, subtle colors in Tosh Vintage. There are so many stunning colorways in this yarn, I think I may have to make myself multiple hats in different colors! And just yesterday The Loopy Ewe got like 70 colors of this yarn in stock, so it's pretty much decided that I'm buying some more. I'm just trying to limit myself to at most 5 before I click that checkout button . . .
But back to the pattern! It's written in 3 sizes and is now available for immediate download for $4.00. You'll need size 7 needles, both 16" circulars and double-pointed needles, and one skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage.
Oh and if you've bought the Chiagu Collection 2012, you've already received your copy! Check your email for the update from Ravelry. =)
I've got lots more in store for you in the near future, so stay tuned! It seems like I've fallen hard for Madelintosh recently . . .