Coming soon! This hat is scheduled to come out on Tuesday with the mitts following shortly thereafter.
If you want to start your stash dive/yarn hunt before it drops, now’s the time.
I used one skein of Hypothesis Yarns’ Tweed DK for the hat in the color Wildcat, and another skein of the same yarn in Royal for the mitts. (That yarn can be hard to come by, but it’s in stock last time I looked, so you might be able to grab some if you’re quick!) On both pieces, the Tweed DK yarn is held double with a strand of Shibui’s Silk Cloud in the color Cove for extra fuzziness.
One skein of the Silk Cloud was plenty to make both pieces (and I was making them for a large adult). And I needed one skein of the Tweed DK for each of the two projects (I couldn’t get both the hat and mitts out of one skein).
You totally don’t have to work with yarns held double like I did. I liked the fabric it gave (extra soft, extra warm), but it’s optional so don’t feel obliged if you don’t want to.
The patterns are both written in a whole bunch of sizes (6 each) and gauges (5 of them), so you’ve got a ton of flexibility with what yarn you use. Basically if you can get a fabric you like at somewhere between 4.5 stitches per inch and 6.5 stitches per inch, you can almost certainly use that yarn.
That means you can pretty much use anything from a heavy fingering through a worsted weight depending on what’s calling to you from the yarn pile this week.
And, as always, if you want to hear from me (and get a discount) when the pattern comes out, the mailing list is the way to do that.