MAL Quicky! Join me in warming my cold head this week.

Okay, I need a hat. I have trashed out, shrunk, or given-away all my handmade hats. I have one, and it’s cute, but not warm. I need warm. I already have Craft Leftovers Monthly Issues 3:6 and 4:1 planned out and in the works, I don’t need to make a pattern right now, I just want to knit one. I also want to learn how to do a hat on the diagonal. Want to knit a hat with me this week? Record time MAL. One week. One hat. One warm head. One pile of my Craft Leftovers used up.

Today, we pick a pattern. Tomorrow we pick a yarn and cast on and knit. Wednesday and Thursday we knit some more. Friday we have a hat + a pattern review + Craft Leftovers first finished Make-A-Long.

I’m going to knit an awesome hat with the following specs:

  • Warm
  • Daily fair – can wear with anything
  • Interesting but not complicated
  • Fast – nothing lower than dk. Worsted preferred.
  • No bulky yarn… because I say so.
  • swirly. because that’s how I’m feeling

Here are three patterns I love and would love to knit, which one do you want to knit with me – or is there a more awesome pattern you love that I should love too?. Leave a comment saying which one or a link to a better one:


short-rows wavy hat

  • Yarn weight: Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
  • : 4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
  • : US 10½ – 6.5 mm
  • : 90 – 100 yards (82 – 91 m)

Hurricane Hat

  • by Andrea Goutier
  • Yarns suggested: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted
  • : Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
  • : 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
  • : US 7 – 4.5 mm
  • : 100 – 140 yards (91 – 128 m)
  • : med-large

Okay, so if you are feeling cold and want a new swirly hat OR you could always be less selfish than me and make it as a gift for a family member or a friend who would love a handmade goodie. Leave a comment saying which hat you want to make. The hat that gets the most votes is the one I’ll make too! I know. Just two weeks before Christmas. But commmmmonnnnnne, we all need to knit a little something something for ourselves (or as a gift). It’s for a good cause. Keeping my head warm. And your’s too.

Happy Knitting!


5 thoughts on “MAL Quicky! Join me in warming my cold head this week.

  1. Just in time, I want to make two hats for Christmas presents! The catch, they’re both for men with fairly conservative fashion sense. So I’ll choose here based on their tastes, I vote for the Hurricane Hat.

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