Sidereal (plus giveaway)
Published On: March 6, 2018

The hat? The lovely, loopy, purple hat that lots of you have been asking about since December? Well it’s out and you can grab it now!

I really did have a good time with this one.  At heart, it’s just a standard ribbed hat with a deep folded brim.  Because really, that’s an awfully good thing for a hat to be.  Hats like that are easy and comfy and cozy.

But if ribbing is all you’ve got going on, things can get a tiny bit dull.  So you throw in a little something fun every few rows to make those loopy stitches, and all of a sudden it looks all fancy and complicated…even though it’s really easy as can be.  It’s fun too.  I found myself wanting to do just a few rows more so I could watch the next set of loops take shape!

The result is something deeply satisfying…fun to knit, lovely to behold, and super comfy to wear.  I’m not sure you can ask for too much more from a hat!  Well maybe you can ask for a really really pretty set of crown decreases…but I’ve got you covered there too!

I knit mine in Skinny Singles from Hedgehog Fibres in Ghost.  I wasn’t sure when I bought the yarn if I’d be doing one project or two, so I bought extra.  But the hat only took one skein, so I’ve got another to give away.  Leave a comment on this post telling me what you like in a hat to be entered to win.  Folded brim or straight? Pompoms? Slouchy or fitted? There’s no right or wrong answer, I just like to know what you look for!

And, for everyone I can’t send yarn to, I’ve got a coupon for Sidereal.  You can use the code LOOPY to get 10% off between now and Friday.  Just put Sidereal in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code LOOPY.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away (if you don’t, be sure you spelled the code right and don’t have any extra spaces before or after it).

Oh, and if you’ve fallen madly in love with this type of stitch, check out Constellate (that’s the other hat in the picture here).  It uses a similar technique, and if you like Sidereal, you’ll probably like Constellate too.  I have a feeling I’m going to explore this some more and do a little collection of projects using stitches like this at some point!

Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, March 9, 2018 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send yarn their way.  Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner).  If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them. Sorry, but I can only ship physical prizes to US addresses.

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