Night shift

After Keith went to bed I came downstairs and got the binding done on the family exchange project so that one is done. I also picked up and finished the hat I’d started last night!

This is hat #14. It’s a new pattern I’m trying for the first time and while typically I wouldn’t want an open stitch pattern on a hat, this one is cute and I think that with the ribbing covering the ears and the stockinette stitch covering the head, the band with the open mesh will be fine. It’s not all that “open”. It’s also the first time I’ve used this yarn and I’d rate it OK … soft but not as much twist as I like in a yarn and I like working with the LionBrand Basic Stitch yarn better.

I’ve linked to the actual hat pattern below but check out the main pattern page on the Knots of Love site for other free patterns.

  • Free pattern found online at Knots of Love – Brandye Beanie
  • Needle size – 6
  • Yarn – Knit Picks Mighty Stitch – worsted

The pattern swirls nicely to the top.


  1. That is a great looking hat. I wish I could knit half as fast as you!
    I have been out of sewing for a few weeks until I saw your rail fence quilt — just the project I needed!
    You always inspire me. Thank you!!

  2. That’s a cute hat! Maybe not as practical for a cold Ontario winter though…
    I checked out the Knots of Love site after you posted it last week and am currently knitting my 2nd Lazy Traveler hat. Lots of great patterns on the site – thanks for sharing it!

  3. I appreciate the yarn review. I gave away all of my yarn for charity knitting when we moved this summer. Eventually, I will be ready to re-stock. Someone is going to be excited to receive your latest hat, Mary! The example in the pattern appears more textured than open. It’s interesting how that can happen.

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