Designer Feature: Meta's Bonnet by Maura Kirk

Our dear friend Maura (another former Kelbourne Woolens employee!) stopped by yesterday with her darling wee babe, Meta, who was wearing her brand new Scout bonnet, now available as a free pattern!

Besides being one of the cutest wee little gnomes we have ever seen, Maura designed this bonnet for Meta with practicality and function in mind. The shape fits the head and covers the ears without a lot of additional bulk, and the construction makes for a quick knit.

 Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Juniper Heather, 1 skein.
Gauge: 20 sts/35 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 6 and US 8.
Size: To fit 3-6 months (6-12 months).

Check out the free pattern on Ravelry here!

New Free Pattern: Llumeneres Hat!

When we received the new colors of Andorra this season, I saw the deep navy and immediately fell in love.

I had always wanted to knit my Seathwaite hat in a smaller gauge with a slouchier fit, and with the release of the new colors and Small Business Saturday just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to do just that!

Llumeneres is a classic hat with a ribbed brim and intricate all over cable pattern. Integrated decreases shape the crown, and the added length allows for a folded brim and classic fitted hat or unfolded brim and slouchier fit.

The free pattern is our gift to you this season in appreciation for your support and enthusiasm this past year. Here’s to many, many more!