If you have been following my saga about the Heathered Happiness Hat, you know that I recently, accidentally, made up my own version of this fabulous hat. I knew that I was having difficulties remembering the pattern, but I didn’t realize how far off I was until I was three pattern repeats in. Although I caught my error before I was too far in, after knitting three repeats (12 rounds), I decided that was too much knitting for me to rip back and decided to carry on in the new, slightly altered pattern. I am delighted with how well the pattern turned out, but after completing my new version of the pattern I still needed to knit Heathered Happiness Hat following the proper chart. I was thrilled to realize that the Heathered Happiness kit contains enough yarn to make two hats, and after paying close attention to the pattern, I was thrilled when I reached the crown shaping.
I love that this pattern includes a detailed chart for the colorwork in the crown shaping, and I was surprised at how quickly I was able to finish the knitting.
I am really pleased with my finished Heathered Happiness Hat, but have to admit that I also really like my new version of the pattern, and I suspect you will too.
Because I like my “error version” so much, we are offering this pattern as a free bonus pattern to everyone who purchases a kit for the Heathered Happiness Hat. Just send us a picture of your kit or a copy of your order, and we will send you a PDF chart for the new pattern.
AND – I have to tell you I was ecstatic when I finished the second hat and realized I still have two good sized balls left.
I weighed my first hat, then my second, and then the balls, and based on all of the different weights, I am nearly certain that I have enough yarn left to make another version of the hat as well. I think I might make a child size hat this time – but that means you can get 3 hats out of one kit!
Remnant ball weight
(Excellent use of the postage meter scale – don’t you agree?)
If you have never knit Fair Isle before, this hat is a wonderful place to start. The longest float (space between stitches of the same color) is only three stitches, making it easy to keep your tension even. With three hats to practice on, you will be a Fair Isle expert in no time.
What about you? Are you knitting along with us? If not, it’s not too late! Order your Heathered Happiness kit and make your own hat (or two, or three!).