Included in the Purl &Jane Sunshine Yarn Box kit is:
:: The Hug Hat Pattern (printed copy includes free mitten pattern)
:: Four Balls of Jamieson’s Spindrift in Ocean Seas or Autumn Mists Colourways.
Two sizes: to fit small-medium or medium to large head.
Additional materials needed (not included):
My design ideas and advice: This hat is called the Hug hat because the design looks like noughts and crosses or X O which in text messages means kisses and hugs so thought Hug Hat was the perfect name for it!
The design looks like fairisle but actually uses the slip stitch technique so it simple and relaxing to knit.
I chose the Jamieson’s yarn because of it’s history. It is a Shetland yarn that is exactly that, the fleece is grown, sheared and spun on the Shetland Islands. Something that is close to my heart and I love that the craft is still continuing today.
I design this in September 2020, a time when everyone needs a hug but we can’t necessarily give them one. So here’s the next best thing, a hat to say I’m thinking of you and here’s a hug.
The design is in the Purl &Jane Sunshine Yarn Box which you can use as a yarn box to keep the yarn clean and tidy as you knit as well as keep the project neatly in there while you aren’t knitting.