Designer Feature: Bynx Hat by Hayley Geary

We have a soft spot in our hearts for our snuggly Scout yarn. The entire Kelbourne Woolens team can’t get enough of its heathered, saturated colors, and versatility. It’s one of those yarns that just works for most textures, including our favorite - cables!

Bynx Hat by Hayley Geary - Photography by Hayley Geary

Bynx Hat by Hayley Geary - Photography by Hayley Geary

Hayley Geary’s Bynx Hat, made in Scout’s Moss Heather, shot to the top of Ravelry’s Hot Right Now list this week. It sports simple, but interesting cables and a ribbed brim. It’s a handsome slouch hat that we’re all eager to cast on.

Bynx Hat by Hayley Geary - Photography by Hayley Geary

Bynx Hat by Hayley Geary - Photography by Hayley Geary

The best news is this sweet hat is available for free on Ravelry! Download her hat and visit your local yarn store to pick up a skein of Scout today. Find a list of our stockists here and see all the colors of Scout here, including our five new shades.

Happy Cabling!

Bohéme Christmas Hat by Faroe Knit

Last night while relaxing with a cup of Sleepytime tea and some Instagram therapy, I happened upon the perfect Christmas-y knit to add to my holiday knitting basket—which I definitely do not have time for, but will absolutely cast on anyways!

Designer Randi Hjelm Debes of Faroe Knit, designed this simple and adorable stocking cap using Navia Duo in classic red and white. The pattern is designed for 1-2 year (baby/toddler), 4-5 year (child small), 7-8 year (child medium), and 10-12 year (child large), and adult small. The pattern is available as a PDF download from Faroe Knit in English and Danish. Click here to purchase a PDF of the pattern.

Of course, I soon realized that the hat pattern was based on a sweater pattern for babies and kids, and the wheels really started turning. Imagine all the kids in matching sweaters and hats for a holiday photo! There just aren’t enough hours in the day.

I haven’t yet knit much with Navia Duo, but Meghan has finished a colorwork hat for some of her holiday knitting and the yarn feels incredible. It’s surprisingly soft when washed, but sturdy enough to feel like real Yarn-with-a-capital-Y.

Of course red and white are a classic combo, but there are nearly 30 colors of Duo — enough to please even the most discerning child.

You can now purchase Navia Duo from our wonderful stockists — Webs in Northampton, MA; Elegant Ewe in Concord, NH; and Handknit Yarn Studio in Hamilton, Ontario are all brand new Navia retailers.

Are you a shop who is interested in carrying Navia, or any of our products, in your shop? Contact us!