Posts Tagged ‘hat’

Boston Strong Hat

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Boston Strong Hat designed by Lisa McFetridgeWe were recently contacted by Lisa McFetridge, who designed the Boston Strong Hat. She asked if we would be interested in offering the pattern for sale on our website and donating the proceeds to OneFundBoston (which continues to offer support to the families effected). We didn’t have to consider our answer for very long.

Many of us on the WEBS staff are runners, and even more of us grew up in Massachusetts. Having grown up in Massachusetts myself, my family and I spent a lot of time visiting Boston while growing up and loved it (so much that I considered going to school there and moving to that side of the state). Many of us recall last April 15th and watching the frightening events. Several of us even knew people who were running or in Boston to support their runner. Even more, we recall the victims and the incredible strength that the survivors and first responders showed, and continue to show.

The hat includes instruction on making a close fitting skull cap or a taller ski cap style. It features the Boston skyline, the phrase “Boston Strong,” and four stars to commemorate the victims of that day. The suggested yarn is Cascade 220 in Blue Velvet and Goldenrod.

With this year’s Boston Marathon approaching in a couple months, we hope you’ll consider purchasing the pattern and supporting OneFundBoston.

The Buzz at WEBS – March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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The Buzz at WEBS

This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about… hats!

(Left) I needed a project for the flight to and from Stitches West, and of course I waited until the night before I was leaving to decide what to do. I figured a hat would be a good project, so I spent a while searching Ravelry until I came across Porom by Jared Flood. I love this style of hat and I had one skein of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (well, I have many, but one that was itching to be made into something ASAP) in my stash, so I cast on and was ready to fly. It’s a great pattern that is easy to memorize, so I didn’t have to have the pattern in front of me the whole time. It is my new favorite hat! I may even make another in a different color of Silky Wool…perhaps a pink next time. > Mary K.

(Right) I’m taking Knitting II right now, and one of our class projects is making a hat from measurements. For my projects, I often gravitate towards tans, browns and grays, but with this hat I wanted to spice it up a bit. There are some nice, bright colors in Cascade 220 Superwash, and I chose Hyacinth and Lime Sherbert to go with a main color of Silver Grey. But how to spice it up even more than Lime Sherbert? A Lime Sherbert pom-pom! Never having made a pom-pom before, I bought the large size of the new Clover Pom-Pom maker. After a few minutes of reading the directions and playing around with it, I was pumping out pom-poms.  It took just a few minutes to make a nice, full pom-pom. I’ve already started on my next hat so I have an excuse to make more pom-poms!  > Jamie S.

(Left) Madelinetosh is easily my favorite brand of yarn. Every time this comes into the room I join all of my coworkers in oohing and awe-ing over it! My rule to stop myself from over-indulging is that I have to wait for what I call a “unicorn skein”. These are skeins that are just a bit different from all the others, just a little bit more special. I also have a rule that I cannot buy yarn unless I have a pattern for it. This means my raverly account has a mile-long list of patterns in case I find yarn to go with it! Every once in a while, it all comes together: I find a magical skein like this particular Tosh Sport in Amber Trinket and the Free Cecily Hat pattern I’m dying to do, and it culminates in a gorgeous, beautiful, soft, warm hat that I know I’ll wear for years to come! Patience has its virtues! > Kerry T.

(Right) When my friend and coworker Ashley F. made these amazing hand spun yarns for me I wanted to do something simple that would really let the beauty of the yarn shine through. I decided on the Simple Beret pattern from Knitbot, a basic hat with instructions for 4 different weights, and had really great results. The hats are gorgeous and they fit great! > Greta S.

I absolutely love this Conductive Thread! It’s used to add to gloves or mittens so you can use your smart phone through your gloves. No more taking your gloves on and off to use your phone! This makes gifts even better when you can tell the recipient their new hand made gift has this fun feature. > Grace H.

Free Pattern: Greta’s Tundra Hat

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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Now that the leaves have fallen off the trees (and we’re getting snow as I type this!) in western Massachusetts, it’s starting to really feel winter-like. The lack of color on the trees is making me crave a little color in my usually black and gray wardrobe.

Our store associate and website content assistant, Greta, recently whipped up this quick hat in two colors of Fibre Company Tundra and wrote up the pattern.

This project would make a great gift and only takes two hanks of the luxurious baby alpaca, merino, and silk blend.

What colors would you choose?

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

The Buzz at WEBS – October 12, 2012

Friday, October 12th, 2012
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The Buzz at WEBS

This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about…

Jeff’s mother, Lise, made him yet another fantastic hat for winter. Windschief by Stephen West was knit out of Jade Sapphire Brigadoon to create this hat. Jeff says it’s so soft, “It feels like my head is surrounded by puppy ears!”

I was looking for a fun and colorful scarf to brighten up my winter. This pattern (Mister Hannah from the CEY Color By Kristin Book 2) was easy to follow and the colors really zing! I used the “Color by Kristin” yarns called for; Raspberry, Spring Green, Geranium, Turquoise Sea and Aubergine. The contrast stitching and tassels really make it work! > Suzette J.

I love seasonal accessories. Luckily, I work at Webs. I have access to the best raw materials and after I’m done, I can wear my crazy knitwear around people who will appreciate it. These arm warmers and boot toppers were inspired by my favorite seasonal candy, Candy Corn. I started to see all sorts of knitted things based on Candy Corn all over the internet. I thought I would make my own. These were made with some yarn off our bargain shelf, but could easily be made with Cascade 220 fingering in Burnt Orange, Goldenrod, and White. They were quick to knit up and have already been stolen by my 13 year old! > Amy S.

The Spring Ribbed Cardi by Hannah Fettig was a lot of fun to knit! While being fairly easy to knit I love the free and easy look of the finished cardigan. I used a discontinued yarn to knit mine, but some great substitutes would be Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, Madelinetosh Sport, or (if you want something really luxurious) Madelinetosh Pashmina. > Greta S.

With a birthday coming faster than I realized and loving the challenge of a new pattern I decided that would take one of my workhorse yarns, Berroco Comfort on a recent trip with my husband. I heard for years about The Wonderful Wallaby pattern yet had not taken the time to research and make it. It was such a wonderful knit and I loved the process so much that not only did I make Luke his for his first birthday but also one for Hannah for her first day of preschool. > Lise G.

When I saw the Leftie pattern on Ravelry I was excited and started thinking about what yarns I would use to make it, but the more I thought about it realized I would never have the time to make it in a sock weight yarn. As I was reorganizing my recent yarn acquisitions in my studio last week I found I had 8 single skeins of Rowan Tweed Aran and I had a Eureka moment! I would knit the Leftie and just use these skeins until I didn’t have enough left to finish the next section, it would go faster and I’d use up a pile of stash yarn. I did one last section after the last leaf in the 778 colorway to help tie the whole thing together when it’s wrapped around my shoulders. It is squishy and warm and I love it. > Sara D.
Leftie Mods: Rowan Aran Tweed
US size 8, 36″ circular needle
solid sections: 772, 770, 780, 774, 781
the leaves (7 each): 778, 776, 779.
One last solid section: 778

 

Free Pattern Thursday: Coffee Beanz Hat from Plymouth

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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This week’s featured free pattern is a stylish, slouchy hat knit in Plymouth Coffee Beanz. The Coffee Beanz Hat is a simple knit that is fun to wear.

Sometimes when it seems too hot to knit, accessories are a great option and you’ll end up with a stash of warm projects when you need them in the winter. It’s also a great time to get a jump on gift knitting.

Plymouth Coffee Beanz is a machine washable blend of acrylic and wool. When knit, it has wonderful flecks thanks to the accent of a variegated ply.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Free Pattern Thursday: Chili Pepper from Spud & Chloë

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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Hi Everyone,

This week, we’re featuring a free hat pattern from Spud & Chloë. Chili Pepper is knit in Spud & Chloë Fine and takes just two hanks. The main color and the contrasting color.

Chili Pepper is written for a range of sizes from baby to adult! This is a great “in between” project when you’ve just finished something but aren’t quite ready to move on to another big project. It’s also a great project to knit periodically and store up for later gift giving.

Spud & Chloë Fine is a lovely yarn and it comes in some fantastic colors. You can certainly have fun with color combinations with this hat!

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Enjoy!

Mary

Free Pattern Thursday: Katahdin Hat in Fibre. Co Acadia

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern comes to us from the creative gals at Kelbourne Woolens. The Katahdin Hat is knit in Fibre Co. Acadia and stripes two colors.

I love the colors of Acadia and the yarn itself! It is a gorgeous, soft blend merino, baby alpaca, and silk. I recently made a different hat in this yarn (and this one’s on my to-do list too!) and I wear it when I’m exercising outside on cold mornings. It does a fantastic job of keeping me toasty, but not overheating.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

There are so many gorgeous colors of Acadia, I’m having a hard time deciding which two I want to combine for my hat. Which two would you pick?

Enjoy!
Mary

Free Pattern Thursday: Simple Fair Isle Hat in Cascade 220 Sport

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week we have a free pattern from Cascade. The Simple Fair Isle Hat is knit in Cascade 220 Sport. A hat is a nice way to try Fair Isle.

You can easily change the colors to your favorites to change the look. If you haven’t tried Fair Isle yet, give it a try. You may be surprised at how easily multi-color knitting can be done!

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Happy Knitting,

Mary