Tomorrow we kick off the 6th annual Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl and we are so excited for the fun to being. Every year all participating shops release a free pattern and this year our resident pattern designer Amber Corcoran designed a simple unisex cable knit hat, Badwater.
I designed the Badwater Hat to be a basic beanie, with just a little bit of interest from "dots" of tiny cables. The classic ribbed cap gets a bit of added texture--which also adds to the fun of knitting this project. The furrows and nubs remind me of a recent visit to Death Valley’s Badwater Basin, and the expanse of the bright salt flats crunching under my feet.
This super stretchy hat is sized for all. I designed this hat for my man, Eddie. He has a size XL head, and this one-size-fits-all hat fits great!
Badwater was made with one of our new yarns in mind, Knerd String Worsted, a locally dyed quishy 4-ply superwash merino yarn with tons of spring and bounce. Knerd Shop’s beautiful kettle dyed yarns come in a huge variety of colorways so there is a yarn for every human in your life.
Badwater also looks great in a more rustic textured yarn like our limited edition 100% Colorado grown and milled yarn, Junegrass: Batch Two, or….
Our own 100% US grown, milled and dyed Heirloom Romney, which comes in a stable of unique, earthy colors.
The hat pattern is only available in-store during Yarn Along the Rockies, but will become available online for our out of town friends once the crawl is complete. Stop by tomorrow at 10am to pick up a copy.