What’s a hug for your head? This hat right here. At least, that’s what it feels like.

I wanted to design a knitted hat pattern that was ultra-comfy. COZY. Soft. Buttery-like. Ooodles and boodles of softness piled on your head.

Wear it when you jump in the car on a chilly Saturday morning to run grab some milk from the grocery store so you can make breakfast for the family.

Pop it on when you’re having a bad hair day.

Wear it to a family or church bonfire and roast some smores. (Or is it toast smores? I’m not sure).

Chilly in your house? Not to worry. Snuggle up in your favorite socks, grab some hot coffee to sip on, and slip this lil’ snuggly hat on your head. Well, pants and a shirt would help too. ;)

Enough said. You get it. It’s comfy. I plan on wearing it this fall and winter. A lot.

PATTERN: A Hug for Your Head Hat (knitted)
RAVELRY: When you make this, add your project here so others can take note and be inspired.
YARN: 2 skeins of my Great Grey Owl Lambswool hand-spun aran weight. Or you could substitute the Natural Chocolate yak-down hand-spun aran weight if you like. It’s incredible.
NEEDLES: Size US 9 (5.5 mm) I used the magic loop method but you can use DPN’s if you like.

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Yep, that’s me right there. Looking pensive.

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The pattern has subtle cables that run down the edge of the eyelets (yarn overs).

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And a cool swirl effect around the brim that reminds me of the icing on a cupcake. Nom nom nom.

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It creates a cool swirl effect in the back.

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This will fit nearly all adults. You can cinch it up around the brim as explained in the pattern if you want it a bit tighter. Smiling me:

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Don’t you just love comfort things?

Have fun with it! I’ll be blogging again soon with info about my next project in the works and how we’re settling into our new city! We’ve been working quite a bit, exploring some… I started a pottery wheel class! All this sunshine is amazing. We’ve found lots of parks and great places to eat. Traffic isn’t bad at all. Charlotte’s a great city and I have no regrets of moving here! It just feels right.

Thanks for everything.



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crocheting an infinity scarf make

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Man-Approved Cabled Hat Pattern

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for men cabled knitted hat pattern

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how to crochet a flower

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how to crochet a giant circular rug no sew

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$1000 Yarn Gift Certificate Giveaway!

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yarn giveaway

Yes, it’s true! This month, we’re giving away a $1000 gift card to our yarn shop. Hurray! To enter, just use this form and then comment below telling me something interesting about yourself.  a Rafflecopter giveaway •Worldwide entries welcome! •Contest ends October 31st, 2014 at 11:59 PM •To gain as many entries as possible, once […]

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Traveling Cardigan – (Finally) Finished Object!

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chandi's blue cardigan sweater

Oh goody gumballs! You made it! Welcome, welcome. Good news! I finished my sweater. If you’ve ever knit or crocheted a sweater, you know the ultra-joy/ecstasy you feel when you finally work that lassssst stitch and then weave in your ends and BOOM! You’re DONE!!! WHOA!! It makes you think…If I can do this, I […]

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How to Change Colors in Knitting or Crocheting

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how to change colors in my knitting crochet

I get asked this question a LOT…. “Chandi, how do I change colors in my knitting (crocheting)?” It’s so easy. Knitting is super simple as you just drop the old color and pick up the new. I do give some tips on whether to cut your ends or pull them up the side. And with […]

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charlotte nc sunset

5,000 miles driven. 3,478 laughs. 87 Reese’s cups. 70 episodes of Friends watched on my iPad. 58 gorgeous sunrises/sunsets. 52 new family members met at a reunion. 29 homeless days. 14 US states. 4 Canadian Provinces. 2 precious angels born: Grayson Roy and Bailey Rae (my great-nephew and great-niece) back in Fairbanks, AK. Awwww……. 1 […]

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Wandering. And Wondering.

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bison in canada

We woke to the alarm on my iPhone. Eyes trying to open. Deep breaths. Up at 4 am again. Then I remembered. I clutched at my phone to check if anyone had posted about it. Nothing. Had it happened yet? We tossed on our clothes, grabbed our luggage and plowed out the door to leave Whitehorse […]

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