Poppy Paradise – Hat Knitting Pattern

My plan had been to release four hat patterns throughout September, one on every Friday, then at the start of September I came up with the idea for this hat, I didn’t think that I would get it finished and back from my tech editor in time to release in September but here it is, all done and edited.


This is Poppy Paradise, made because I love poppies and wanted a hat full of bright flowers! This hat is knit in 4ply / fingering weight yarn, sample is in Knit Picks Palette, shades black and tomato, but would look great in most colours, palette has such a great range of colours to choose from too. The pattern includes a wide range of sizes from 15 – 23″ head circumference. You can purchase the pattern here, hope you like it!


Little Beep – Hat Knitting Pattern

As Friday rolls round again it is time for one last hat knitting pattern for Spetember, this is Little Beep and it is a free pattern too


This is a simple one-sized beanie, designed to fit a toddler aged approx 2 – 4, it is quite stretchy so will fit a head circumference of approx 17 – 19″. Knit in aran weight yarn you will need a total of 135 yards of yarn in 4 colours, the sample was knit in Sirdar supersoft aran and King Cole comfort aran, both of which are 100% acrylic, but any yarn type will work. You can download the pattern for free here. As always if you decide to knit Little Beep I would love to see it.


Sheep Hog – Hat Knitting Pattern

It’s Friday again so time for another new hat pattern! This time it’s a fun knit… the Sheep Hog, whether its a sheep or a hedgehog is completely up to you.


This hat is knit in DK weight yarn, the samples were knit in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (hedgehog) and Rico Design Merino DK (sheep) but you could use any Dk or light worsted yarn, even acrylic as due to the nature of the bobbly fabric this hat needs very little (or no) blocking on completion.


Sheep hog is knit from the bottom up, in the round, in one piece except for the optional ears which are knitted separately and then sewn on afterwards. The pattern includes sizes from baby all the way up to large adult, so you could make one for every member of your family!


The pattern is available to purchase here, and as always if you do decide to knit your own version I would love to see it.

Midnight Owls – Hat Knitting Pattern

My second hat knitting pattern for September is Midnight Owls….


Midnight Owls is knit from the bottom up, in one piece, in stranded colourwork with added beads.  The pattern includes instructions on how to add beads with a crochet hook and full coloured charts.


This hat pattern includes a wide range of sizes from 15″ up to 23″ head circumference. It is knit in fingering / 4ply weight yarn.The sample is knit in Dream in Color Starry, shade Blue Lagooon (main colour) and Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply, shade white (contrast colour)


You can purchase the pattern here, if you knit one for yourself I would love to see it.


Arborescent – A new hat knitting pattern

One day late, but here it is, my first pattern for September hats….

Arborescent hat

I loved designing and making this hat, knit in Cascade 220 a worsted weight yarn it knitted up quickly and it is fun watching the trees ‘grow’ as you knit. This is a very stretchy hat so will fit a wide range of adult sized heads, from 20 – 24″.  It is knit from the bottom up, in the round, all in one piece; the trees are achieved with the clever use of slipped stitches and cables so that you are only ever working with one yarn at a time.

This is a written pattern with no charts and the pattern includes comprehensive notes on all of the techniques used.

You’ll need 120yds of main colour and 70yds of contrast colour, and if you like it you can purchase the pattern here


Unforeseen circumstances or we’ve got a puppy!

So my plan had been to release a new hat pattern every friday this month, and as this is the first friday this post should really be about my new pattern, but it’s not as this week hasn’t gone exactly to plan. This is totally the fault of this chap:

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Not a great picture, I took it on my phone, but this is our new puppy, he arrived Wednesday evening and I’ve discovered that having a small puppy in the house is very similar to having a new baby, there is a lot of poop and you get nothing done. Seriously, today is supposed to be my day for getting work done, but instead I’ve been sat upon most of the day, or clearing up puddles!

But anyway, with regards to the new hat pattern the only thing I still need to do is choose which photos to use and add the pattern details to ravelry, I’ll get it all finished tomorrow, its 9pm here and I’m evidently getting old as I’m exhausted, back tomorrow…..

September is Hat Month!

For me September is all about back to school and searching for conkers, it is also one of those months where the weather can be completely unpredictable, sweltering hot or frosty freezing. So just in case the weather does turn out to be rather cold I’ve been making hats, quite a lot of them and thus September is now hat month on the verilyknits blog!


I’ve been working on a number of new hat designs and have at least 4 patterns now ready for release, so every friday throughout september I will be releasing a new pattern, starting this Friday with one of my favourites. There’s some stranded colourwork, some mosaic slipped stitches and some bobbles (tho not all on the same hat!) The picture above shows the hat I’m working on at the moment, it’s a little bit further along than that now and it proves that I am being good and stash busting!