Mind you, it is quite clear that the colder weather is coming — the squirrels and chipmunks are dashing around as though this might be the last day they can gather acorns and fruit without burrowing under the snow, and any strong breeze is accompanied by an absolute confetti shower of yellow leaves.
Well, it might be chilly outside but Autumn always gives me a renewed sense of purpose. After all, the items I am knitting now will be keeping somebody warm in just a few days’ time!
The pattern includes three sizes, from Medium to Extra Large, and the samples I have worked are in a fashion‐forward graphite colour or a rich blue to team with jeans. I have used the Socks Yeah DK yarn I discovered on my recent UK trip, but any similar DK yarn could be used instead. The hats are worked with two strands of yarn held together and this really gives a chill‐beating finish.
The Madingley Beanie Hat has a lovely comfortable fit and the stitch pattern gives it that extra feminine touch. It would be perfect for your morning commute to the office or to college, but would also be great for a long country walk kicking up the autumn leaves.
The pattern includes two different sizes, and I have worked the samples in a gorgeous silvery grey shade — which I see from the Fall catwalk shows is this year’s go‐to colour!
To see more details about the Northstowe Beanie Hat, please click here and for the Madingley Beanie Hat, then please click here. Both patterns are available for immediate download from the site.
If you would like to explore more reversible stitch patterns, then have a look at the Reversible Knitting tab on my website, where you will find lots of information about why I love reversible stitches so much and how to purchase a copy of Reversible Knitting Stitches for yourself or for a knitting pal.
Until next time ‐ Keep Warm!
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Many thanks to our daughter Anna for modelling the Madingley Beanie Hat and the co-ordinating Teversham Cowl. The photo was taken at Nymans, a National Trust property in West Sussex, UK. If you have never been there, then please do go if you are in the area. It is such an interesting place and has some beautiful autumn colours at this time of year.
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