Ziggity

Ziggity Hat and Mittens

Here we go with the next set of patterns from the book, Ziggity. The Ziggity Hat at is super-slouchy. I have a distinct memory of knitting the hat and thinking, “Man, this is taking a while.” It did take a while, because the hat is huge. But huge in that look-how-cool-i-look-in-my-huge-slouchy-hat kind of way.

Ziggity Hat and Mittens

The hat begins with 1×1 Ribbing, then has a jaunty little picot trim. I love that picot! If you buy the Print Edition of the book, there are detailed instructions for knitting the picot.

Then come the wide zigzags. Four pattern rows of colorwork and four single colored rows  – the knitting of this one is easy. It would be a good first colorwork project if you haven’t knit with two colors in the same row of knitting before.

The big slouchy hat (in the pattern I refer to it as “floppy”) is good, but some people prefer something a little less floppy. So I also include instructions for a non-floppy version of the Ziggity hat:

Ziggity Hat and Mittens

The mittens have the same 1×1 Ribbing and picot edge, which takes these from plain ziggity mittens to Ziggity Mittens with Picot! Can’t get enough of the picot, I’m telling you.

Ziggity Hat and Mittens

The Ziggity set is knit out of Ultra Alpaca from Berroco. A great yarn for this project, but also an easy yarn to substitute…you probably have some worsted weight yarn in your stash already!

Ziggity Hat and Mittens

So what are you waiting for? Fall is coming, with winter right on it’s heels! You’ll need mittens and hats, I’m sure!

Learn more about the Ziggity Hat & Mittens:
Ziggity pattern details on my blog.
Ziggity pattern page on Ravelry.


About The Red Collection

The Red Collection has 12 patterns for hats and matching mittens (or mitts, or wristers). This is a self-published book and I’ve been working on these patterns, photographs, book design, and marketing for the last year!

The Print Edition of the book can be pre-ordered now, and will ship in October.

Please note: The Print Edition includes special sections on yarn, gauge, and finishing, and also has a special techniques section to help you knit the projects from the book. These sections are not included in digital versions of the patterns.

Ways to Get The Red Collection

For the best price per pattern, please consider purchasing the complete collection of patterns. The digital versions of the patterns are available for instant download (click the links below for more details).

The Red Collection: Print Edition – $20 + shipping
The Red Collection: Print Edition + Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $23 + shipping
The Red Collection: Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $20
Single Pattern or 2-Pattern Pack – from $6

Just want Ziggity? Use these links:

ziggity pack ziggity hat ziggity mittens
Pattern Pack: $9 Ziggity Hat: $6 Ziggity Mittens: $6

The last Red Collection pattern pack — Radio Frequency — is coming up next!

Mallory

Mallory Pack

Don’t you love Reverse Stockinette Stitch? I do. And it’s not that I dislike purling, but I definitely prefer knitting. This set accomplished Reverse Stockinette in a sneaky way; you knit all the stitches (stockinette stitch) but turn the mitts and hat inside out at the end to reveal the purl side (reverse stockinette stitch)! The trick is to remember when changing colors to carry the tails of yarn on the outside of your work and weave the ends in on the knit side.

Mallory Mitts

Two things I love about the Mallory patterns? They are great patterns for both men and women and they are knit in a sport weight wool with a good range of colors. The color possibilities are endless! Can you imagine knitting these with a rainbow of reverse stockinette stripes?

If you are a newer knitter, or if you’re not into the stranded colorwork thing, this is the pattern for you.  If I rated my patterns based on difficulty, then this one would be in the easy category.

Here’s another great thing about the Mallory patterns: both the hat and the mitts in the set come in three sizes to fit children, medium adults and large adults.  The hat shown in the picture below is the Medium Adult size, and because of the ribbing, fits a range of head sizes comfortably.

Mallory Hat

Mallory, my model for the whole of The Red Collection, liked this set the best out of all the patterns. She was really excited when she was flipping through an early draft of the book and discovered that I named it after her!

Learn more about the Mallory Hat & Mitts:
Mallory pattern details on my blog.
Mallory pattern page on Ravelry.


About The Red Collection

The Red Collection has 12 patterns for hats and matching mittens (or mitts, or wristers). This is a self-published book and I’ve been working on these patterns, photographs, book design, and marketing for the last year!

The Print Edition of the book can be pre-ordered now, and will ship in October.

Please note: The Print Edition includes special sections on yarn, gauge, and finishing, and also has a special techniques section to help you knit the projects from the book. These sections are not included in digital versions of the patterns.

Ways to Get The Red Collection

For the best price per pattern, please consider purchasing the complete collection of patterns. The digital versions of the patterns are available for instant download (click the links below for more details).

The Red Collection: Print Edition – $20 + shipping
The Red Collection: Print Edition + Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $23 + shipping
The Red Collection: Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $20
Single Pattern or 2-Pattern Pack – from $6

Just want Mallory? Use these links:

mallory pack mallory hat mallory mitts
Pattern Pack: $9 Mallory Hat: $6 Mallory Mitts: $6

We’ll get to the rest of The Red Collection soon!

Heartless

Heartless Wristers

Give me a pile of wool, and I’m a happy girl. There are days I think I need nothing more. Then along comes a yarn like Baby Alpaca Grande.

Have you knit with this yarn yet? It’s butter, and that’s all there is to say. Absolute butter. The Heartless Hat and Wristers are knit with Baby Alpaca Grande. They feature many, many bobbles.

The hat has bobbles over half of the brim, with garter stitch along the other half. The decreases are centered double decreases, which produce pleasing straight lines to the tip-top of the hat.

Heartless Hat

You can knit this hat as long or as short as you like. I knit this one to fit my model, but I might knit it longer (and with GREEN) when I make one for myself.

The wristers are so cool, you wanna know why? They fit like a dream and they have no thumbs and there are bobbles. There is shaping and ribbing to give these bobble-adorned babies a snug fit.

Heartless Wristers

I’ve heard from a few test knitters that at first, these wristers seem like they’ll take forever with all those bobbles. But they knit up surprisingly fast.  And the texture! Oh, the texture.

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There’s a backside view of the shaping and ribbing. You wear the wide part closest to your fingers so it can snug over part of your hand to keep you toasty. Old CB radio optional.

Heartless Wristers

Learn more about the Heartless Hat & Wristers:
Heartless pattern details on my blog.
Heartless pattern page on Ravelry.


About The Red Collection

The Red Collection has 12 patterns for hats and matching mittens (or mitts, or wristers). This is a self-published book and I’ve been working on these patterns, photographs, book design, and marketing for the last year!

The Print Edition of the book can be pre-ordered now, and will ship in October.

Please note: The Print Edition includes special sections on yarn, gauge, and finishing, and also has a special techniques section to help you knit the projects from the book. These sections are not included in digital versions of the patterns.

Ways to Get The Red Collection

For the best price per pattern, please consider purchasing the complete collection of patterns. The digital versions of the patterns are available for instant download (click the links below for more details).

The Red Collection: Print Edition – $20 + shipping
The Red Collection: Print Edition + Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $23 + shipping
The Red Collection: Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $20
Single Pattern or 2-Pattern Pack – from $6

Just want Heartless? Use these links:

heartless pack heartless hat heartless wristers
Pattern Pack: $9 Heartless Hat: $6 Heartless Wristers: $6

We’ll get to the rest of The Red Collection soon!