I hear the question “what can I make out of 240 yards?” fairly often. This is referring, of course, to the 240 yard mini skein sets I sell. There are a lot of things, but designer Scott Scholz has stepped up to the challenge with a hat pattern that really shows off the gradient of the sets to their full advantage.
Denim colorway in American Sock
This hat takes one, yes, that’s right, ONE set, in this case the Denim in American Sock set. This pattern also uses the yarn doubled, which just highlights how much you really can do with the yardage! Oh, and did I mention it’s a FREE pattern?
Yes, it’s a great hat. But what really sets it apart from just being another hat is the attention paid to the decreases of the hat. Meticulously mirrored decreases not only look fantastic, they also make the hat fit the head beautifully. I’ve had the privilege of seeing other hats he has designed, and every single one has the most elegant decreases that turn the top of the hat into a symmetrical work of art. I’ve never seen such attention to detail like this before.
I’ll try to get some modeled photos soon, but in the meantime, you can download the free pattern on Ravelry here, and you can purchase the mini skein sets on the website, but I’ve also started making sets available in the Etsy shop. Follow Scott on instagram here.