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This is a real smile-maker.
Even when chill winds return, this hat will keep you warm while it reminds you of the joys of summer.
Joan Rowe is the amazing designer and she also has a website offering some wonderfully quirky and happy pieces already made. You can check those out here.
And now to tell you about this wonderful design:
Here is how Joan describes Frogs in the Grass:
A beanie in three sizes featuring a grass pattern with frogs jumping through. The beanie is knitted in the round, and the frogs are knitted separately and sewn onto the hat. Instructions are given for a small and large frog. Make as many of either size as you want for your beanie. The small frog is a good fit for the 18” beanie.
The band, and frogs are knitted with fingering weight yarn and the hat top is knitted with DK weight yarn or sock/fingering held double.
This is an intermediate level pattern, although the frogs may have some techniques that you have not done before. There is a photo tutorial included for those steps.
The Yarn and Colorways
We are not offering for this kit the same yarn as what Joan used in her original hat. Ours can be seen in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that. The other photos are there to show you the design.
For the Main Color, Joan used 52 grams of Knit Picks Chroma fingering ‘New Leaf’ 396 yds/100g, held double. We have included a sport weight yarn with 190 yards/ 2 ounce skein. By my calculations, one skein should be enough, even held double, though if you plan to make the very largest size, you might want two skeins. (If you would feel more comfortable with two skeins, simply Contact Us and I'll work it out with you.)
Merino Mia is a 100% merino yarn which has 190 yards to its 55 gram skein. The colorway is not given a name, labeled simply #112. This is a cool teal green, a deep evergreen in tone. So instead of the hat being a pale spring green as you see in Joan's original, these hats will be a deeper tone.
Joan used roughly 19 yards of Poems Sock fingering weight for the band. And for the larger frog, about 28 yards of the Poems Sock; for the small one about 23 yards.
Now Poems Sock has 459 yards to each skein and that would give you waaaaaay more than you need. So for the contrast color, for use in the band and for the frogs, we have brought in a great frog-color of Amitola.
Amitola from Louisa Harding, and is 80% Wool 20% Silk with approximately 273 yards per 50 gram ball.
Landscape is a wonderful play on greens, going from a neutral soft taupe through bright lime through to a deeper Christmas green. Perfect for your frog!
Go ahead and knit the band from one end of the colorway and the frogs from the other and thus have a contrast in colors which still having a whole which looks like it belongs together.
And bear in mind that all of these greens in the Amitola are lighter than the evergreen of the Merino Mia that you will use for the hat itself so this will truly look like a frog thinking that he is hiding in the grass and leaves though he is still quite visible. :-)
Your kit will include one skein of each of these yarns, as described above.
Plus note the pattern choices below...
The kit will not automatically include the pattern. I know some knitters will prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Joan via her Ravelry web page. If that is how you would like to go, then set the "Pattern" drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed." This is what you should do if you prefer your patterns in the Ravelry library.
Alternatively, if you would rather have a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that and we'll get that to you in your kit.
We also can send the pattern to you via email and if you choose that option, I will send it to you just before shipping out your kit. (Note again, the pattern will not be saved in your Ravelry library if you choose this option.)
This is really fun!!