Thursday, March 4
Pixie Caps and a Giveaway
A few years back when I started designing knitting patterns I was most determined to find a simple and classic Pixie Cap to knit for my baby boy. The pixie cap is a style that totally embodies childhood with its impish peaked hood and face framing rim. As far as I'm concerned, a red Pixie Cap is just about the most classic hat a child can wear and my boys had one in every size and every color. Once I started playing around with designs I realized that pixie caps are really quite simple to knit and easy to master after one go. If you can knit and purl (and make a buttonhole) you can knit a pixie cap.
Every now and then I will get a lovely email from someone letting me know that they like one of my knitting patterns and they send me lovely photos. The pattern that I get the most emails about is the Pixie Cap pattern from my book and also the Tassel Pixie Cap pattern from my PDF pattern collection. Some of the people that email me also send photos and I wanted to share a few of them with you as they are too good to keep all to myself :)
Ali Bloom of India Bloom Photography has taken these beautiful photos of the Tassel Pixie Cap she knit for her daughter in a beautiful natural gray yarn. This photo was taken last year and this year her daughter needed a new hat soooooo...
this year it's all about pink and getting some wheels!
Another cute Pixie Cap is a photo just sent to me this week by Liz who knitted the Vintage Pixie Cap from my book. Liz emailed me just to show me the red Pixie Cap she knit for her daughter and she was especially thrilled because she is new to knitting and found the pattern quite easy and do-able because there are no decreases or increases.
Maybe I am high on Pixie Caps but I'm in the mood for a giveaway! The first 10 people to leave comments in this post will get a free PDF of my Tassel Pixie Cap Knitting Pattern (below) emailed to them. Please leave your email in the post! (PDF patterns will be sent out on March 8th or thereafter)
********winners were sent the knitting pattern on March 8, 2010********
Posted by hadley at 9:46 PM