I've been having so much fun over the last few months finding the wee projects for our Simple Knits Knitalong and this month is no exception. I emailed this month's designer, Andrea Mowry, awhile back about another one of her designs for a class project (you'll see that project in the very near future) and I've been wanting to knit another since then. Last month, she released a new hat pattern and I knew as soon as I saw it that it would jump onto my needles. And, this month, it will!
Our August Simple Knits project is Go! by Drea Renee Knits:
A quick, reversible hat to knit with fun textured arrows around the brim to push you forward! Perfect for pulling on and heading into the woods for a trail run under the leaves.
The inspiration for this hat came to me during a crisp, evening run. I wanted a lightweight, comfortable beanie to throw on when heading out for a run or hike. I chose the arrow motif as a friendly reminder to push on. With the perfect amount of slouch and unique texture this is a great little hat to throw on anytime and looks great on both men and women!
The instructions for the textured brim are both written and charted.
I love that Go! is reversible - two different looks from one knit is awesome in my book - and I love that she uses the German Twisted Cast On for a beautiful cast on edge. Never used the German Twisted Cast On? Don't worry and trust me... if you can do the Long Tail Cast On, just follow the link in Andrea's pattern for the tutorial and you'll do splendidly.
As for yarn options... I'm torn between a few of my all time favorites from the shop (1 skein of any of these is enough for Go!): Tosh DK (Andrea knit her Go! with this), Julie Asselin Leizu DK, and The Fibre Company Acadia. Any of these would be gorgeous, but an order of Tosh DK just arrived at Firefly Fibers yesterday, so maybe this is a sign that I should use this for mine? We'll see... I can't wait to see what yarn you use for your Go!
If you want to try one of the yarns that's tempting me, they're all available at Firefly Fibers in person & online and you can get the Go! pattern is available here on Ravelry - psst... Andrea's offering a 32% discount on her patterns through tomorrow, August 2nd, just take a look at the pattern details for the code to enter.
I hope you'll be knitting along this month! Ready. Set. Go!