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Diode Slouchy Hat

UPDATE 11/23/15: Congratulations to Debbie who won a free copy of the Diode Hat with the correct answer of “Indian Ocean.” Debbie, please check your email! 🙂

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I was honored to be asked to design for Shalimar Yarns’ Indulge Me Club! I enjoy knitting with local fibers and always drop in and say hello to Kristi when we find ourselves at the same fiber festival. They have marvelous colors, fibers and many of my favorite personal hand knits are knit up in their yarns.

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A week from now the hubbub of American Thanksgiving will be past, our tummies will be stretched to their breaking point and the real panic of “OMG Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza is almost here” begins. Crafters have it tougher than most – we MAKE our gifts. Not that buying people something they asked for or need is any less special, we just require more planning and more time. We visit our LYS, have the hank we chose that will be perfect for whomever we’re knitting for wound up, find our needles, grab our pattern and get to work. I’m always impressed by people who make something for everyone on their list. I have a student who knits 15 pairs of socks each Christmas for her family, imagine!

I have a handful of small projects to introduce over the next few weeks (most ideal for last-minute gift knitting) and today I’d like to introduce the Diode Slouchy Hat.

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Originally designed for the Shalimar Yarns Indulge Me Club, this hat is available to all, is unisex and uses just 1 hank of yarn. There’s something really cool about slip stitch patterns – they provide another layer of dimension to our knitting, are easy to execute and this particular pattern is just a 4 round repeat using only knits and purls, making it easy to knit along to your favorite show or whatever you’re binge-watching these days. Knit on US 5 and 7s with 200 yards of the amazing Paulie Worsted, a merino, camel, silk and cashmere blend, I know I’ll be knitting a few of these for last-minute gifts.

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Let’s give a copy of the pattern away, shall we? Answer the below trivia question in the comments section (open to readers worldwide) correctly and be automatically entered for a chance to win a free copy of the pattern.

Which ocean is Christmas Island in?

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, November 23.

Download the Diode Slouchy Hat pattern here.

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28 Comments Post a comment
  1. Debra #

    Indian Ocean. Would love to win this pattern. Thank you for the chance.

    November 20, 2015
  2. Amy #

    Christmas Island is in the Indian Ocean.

    November 20, 2015
  3. phpdwp #

    Indian Ocean…love this pattern, hope I win.

    November 20, 2015
  4. Linda S #

    It’s in the Indian Ocean. Great hat!

    November 20, 2015
  5. It is in the Indian Ocean!

    November 20, 2015
  6. Julie #

    Indian Ocean – lovely pattern! 😉

    November 20, 2015
  7. Eileen Mitchard #

    Tanis,

    This looks great as well as your cowl that also uses Shalimar yarns – where do you get this yarn? I hope you are well and that you will have a good Thanksgiving.

    eileen >

    November 20, 2015
    • You can look on their website or email their customer service. You may be able to order from them directly!

      November 20, 2015
  8. P. Wanner #

    More fun games! Christmas Island can be found in the Indian Ocean – hopefully still as blue as the yarn used in your exemplar hat. Lovely pattern & great yarn choice!

    November 20, 2015
  9. Indian Ocean

    November 20, 2015
  10. Where do you purchase Shalimar yarn…Paulie Worsted….seems difficult to find …I am in CA

    November 20, 2015
    • You can look on their website or email their customer service. You may be able to order from them directly!

      November 20, 2015
  11. Christine Frostenson #

    Indian Ocean
    Love the hat!
    C

    November 20, 2015
  12. Molly #

    Christmas island is in the Indian ocean .

    November 20, 2015
  13. Suzanne #

    The Indian Ocean….beautiful hat!

    November 20, 2015
  14. Rose #

    It’s in the Indian Ocean.

    November 20, 2015
  15. lindarumsey #

    Christmas Island is in the Indian Ocean

    November 20, 2015
  16. elaine #

    What a beautiful hat! Perfect for Christmas Island thoughts ~ Way down in the Indian Ocean 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    November 20, 2015
  17. Debbie VanDerMolen #

    The Indian Ocean.

    November 20, 2015
  18. Anita Dodds #

    Indian Ocean.

    November 20, 2015
  19. swimmin911 #

    The Indian Ocean! I would love to knit this hat! It needs to be blue too

    November 20, 2015
  20. swimmin911 #

    The Indian Ocean! I’d love to knit this hat

    November 20, 2015
  21. Indian Ocean, Australian territory.

    November 21, 2015
  22. The Indian Ocean.

    November 21, 2015
  23. What a beautiful hat! Christmas Island is in the Indian Ocean.

    November 21, 2015
  24. Indian ocean! Great hat, beautiful color! Thank you for the giveaway!

    November 21, 2015
  25. It’s in the Indian Ocean. The hat is beautiful and such a lovely colour. I’ve just had to talk myself out of buying some more Indie yarn and this picture is tempting me again. Yikes!

    November 22, 2015
  26. Melinda #

    The Indian ocean

    November 23, 2015

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