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New Knitting Pattern Releases: Constantine Hat and Mittens

The Constantine hat and mittens set were designed at Constantine Bay, Cornwall, while I sat knitting on the beach watching my beau surfing in the sea. I’d already got the yarn and made a few swatches, and decided on this pattern as the cables reminded me of ripples in the sand.

The hat, suitable for both men and women, is available in three different sizes; small (approx 53-56cm/21-22.5”), medium (approx 57-59cm/22.5-23.5”) and large (approx 60-62cm/23.5-24.4”) and is knitted on 5mm needles.

It knits up within a couple of days and the pattern is quite memorable, however, there is also a chart for those of you that prefer and instructions for left and right handed knitters.  Without the pompom it makes a really cute beanie hat.

The mittens come in four different sizes – small (19cm/7.5” around palm), medium (20.5cm/8” around palm), large (23cm/9” around palm) and x large (25.5cm/10” around palm). Also unisex, these mitts are really cosy as the cables thicken the fabric to keep your hands snug.

Both knitting patterns are for sale individually or as part of a discounted set.
Please see here for full details on the hat knitting pattern
and here for more information on the mittens knitting pattern.

Free Pattern: Venice

It snowed a bit here in Bristol today.. not a lot, but enough to make me feel chilly! It was a reminder that I’ve been meaning to type up the knitting pattern for this hat for a while, and I’m feeling generous, so I thought I’d give it away! 🙂

It’s a beanie I knitted for my boyfriend last year, just before we went to Venice. Although in the photo it looks warm, it was freezing! We were prepared and took plenty of wool to survive (this is not hard for me), and this hat stayed on Chris’ head permanently the whole time we were there.

This is a simple hat that can be knitted up in a couple of hours, and will suit men and women.

I made this hat with Rowan Drift, which is 100% Merino wool and it’s super cosy! Using 10mm knitting needles to keep the stitches snug, it fits us both a treat. I have been know to steal it sometimes 😉

Have a look on the patterns tab for other free goodies!

Venice – Free Chunky Hat Pattern