Do you have a skein or two of sock yarn languishing in your stash, just waiting for the Perfect Project? I've got the pattern for you! Knit up a Twisted Hipster for yourself, or give it to someone you love for a squishy, stylish treat!
This pattern is intended for Adventurous Beginners or better. You should be comfortable knitting in the round, increasing & decreasing, and willing to learn how to work twisted stitches (explained two ways in the pattern, either with or without the use of a cable needle.)
And to help you on your way, I've got a giveaway!
One lucky blog reader is going to win a free copy of the Twisted Hipster hat pattern along with the yarn to make it! And you even get a choice with the yarn...
Choice #1: 2 Skeins of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal sock yarn in the Blue Yonder color way (which will make any size of this hat):
Choice #2: About 1 3/4 skeins of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal sock yarn in the Springtime color way (again, plenty for any size)
Choice #3: A skein of Malabrigo sock yarn in the Light of Love color way that I had to steal 1 oz from to complete my pink sample hat. You'd have enough yarn with this skein to make either the size small or medium slouchy-style hat, or the large size modified to be less slouchy. Modification instructions are included in the pattern.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post. Make sure to say which yarn you'd choose if you win! I'll leave comments open until I choose the winner with a random number generator on Friday, March 1. Check back to see if you're the winner!
PS...If you can't wait until Friday to get started, but still want to enter the giveaway, you'll get your pattern purchase refunded if you buy it before Friday and end up being the winner....plus, you'll get to look forward to free yarn in the mail!