Today, Zealana released a free pattern in time for the holidays. It is designed by me!
I am super happy with how it has been photographed and styled – what a stunning model and location!
The pattern is available for download from Zealana’s website page – visit their Facebook page for the link, or if you don’t have Facebook, download it from their website here.
The colourwork in this hat is a slipped stitch pattern, popularised by Barbara Walker as mosaic knitting. Mosaic knitting is easy to knit and faster than traditional stranded colourwork because only one strand of yarn is used in each round. The double-sided band makes for extra warmth around the ears. It is finished with a stylish pompom.
This hat is worked in the round. When working the slipped stitches, the working yarn is always stranded across the wrong side of the work. Remember to keep the floats loose by spacing the slipped stitches. There is no need to break the yarn between color changes.
The hat uses Zealana Cozi in the Bittersweet and Custard colourways.
Materials needed are 2 balls of Bittersweet and 1 ball of Custard. You also need 2.75mm and 3.25mm circular needles, stitch markers and a pom pom maker.
Hat is 21” / 54 cm around the band and 9.5” / 24cm tall excluding the pompom. Fits the average adult head and allows a moderate amount of slouch.
That was just lovely…….pattern, colours and FREE! You are so sweet, thank you.
Kudos to Zealana for making it a gift pattern. 🙂 It was really fun to design and knit!
Love it! It’s going straight on my list. Might not get to it this year …
Thanks Josiah! I can imagine you must be pretty busy from now until the end of the year.
Beautiful hat! Congratulations 🙂
Gorgeous hat – well done!
So glad you like it!
It’s a beautiful hat! I’ve downloaded the pattern and can’t wait to get started knitting it!
Utterly adorable. Well done you. I bought Cozi on your recommendation and love it. I’m going to make your gorgeous pattern, but turn it into a slouch without the pompom (not such a hot look on the over 60s). Thanks so much.
Yay! I am so happy you like the yarn and the pattern. If you don’t knit the pompom, you will only need to buy one ball of each colour. The second ball is to make the pompom. I’m looking forward to seeing your version!
It’s fabulous, congratulations!
Beautiful, but then I haven’t seen a pattern of yours that I didn’t love – thanks!
You are too kind. Thank you!
OHMYGOD this is GREAT! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a cool hat! I will definitely try this one out. It looks really beautiful, and I love that it is knit with fingering weight! 🙂
Awesome happiness! I’m glad you like it! 😀
This is wonderful on all counts. Star, baby, star!
Thank you! 🙂
Congratulations on the publishing ! And thank you for the generosity of it being a free pattern. You really rock !
Beautiful! Downloading now! Thank you for a lovely pattern!
My pleasure! 🙂 It was generous of Zealana to make it a freebie.
I agree! I love their stuff!
Great design! They styled it wonderfully.
They did! I am really happy!
Looks utterly fab – though I too would omit the pompom due to my relatively advanced age. I’ll look forward to making myself one in time for next winter 🙂
Saves you the cost of a ball of yarn as well! I look forward to seeing your FO when it is done! 🙂
Exciting blog post all the way around! Congratulations!
Hello Wei! A big THANK YOU from me too. I was so inspired by you and the most wonderful Zealana yarns, I started to blog and have a little shop with the yarns here for Germany. So: I guess/ hope you don’t mind me putting links on my site!?
greetings from germany!
When I’ve finished my page I give notice…
Oh wow! That is amazing to hear! 🙂 I’d love to see your page. I know that Zealana would be delighted if you linked to the free hat pattern, and I am more than happy for you to link to my site if that is what you meant.
Love the hat – and the styling for the magazine is so gorgeous!
Hi again! Oh yes…. that’s what I want to do/wanted to say……. reading is so much easier than writing.. unfortunately opening a shop is so much to think and know about law…. it all takes much longer than I thought. I might just open the blog in a few days… I’ll let you know
and the worst thing is, hardly any time for knitting…
Opening a shop is a very time consuming activity. Don’t feel pressured – I’ll still be here. 🙂
Love your blog! All the best!
Congratulations! It’s such a gorgeous pattern. Maybe I need to start knitting with a couple of colours but I just dread the thought of continually changing colours 🙂
It’s actually easier than that. You knit one colour per row, and you slip the other colour. Much easier than fair isle type colourwork.