2.06.2011

Seedling



My new pattern, "Seedling" is now available for purchase.


This slouchy, beanie-style hat features fledgling plants sprouting up on one side. 
It's very reminiscent of the new springtime growth that I am seeing all around me in the garden.

I live in a part of the country where the weather is relatively mild... so it already feels like spring outside. I feel a little guilty sharing that since I know that many of you are buried in snow at the moment. Sorry about that...

It will be spring outside for all of us sooner or later and while you are waiting, you can enjoy this little 
springtime knit and be reminded that young new plants and warmer weather are right around the corner.



For this knit, I indulged once again in one of my favorite yarns, Becoming Art. This time in the Cielo Worsted with the colorway "Looking Out". What a lovely blend of vibrant greens. 
This yarn is crisp and offers excellent stitch definition.

I knit up a second sample of the Seedling hat in The Fibre Company Canopy yarn in the Conifer colorway. You can find this hat in the last picture. The color looks similar to the Becoming Art yarn due to lighting, but in real life the Conifer colorway is much lighter. This yarn has a softer hand and produces a fabric with more drape. Although the yarn texture differs from the Cielo Worsted, I think that it still showed off the Seedling pattern really nicely. 

Both yarns are a great option, and these green colorways are so gorgeous.



Here is the pattern information for those of you who are interested in making a Seedling hat of your very own:

SIZE 
Women’s Medium-Large 
(fits 19–23” / 48–58cm head circumference)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Brim Circumference approx 17” / 43cm unstretched.
MATERIALS 
Dark Green Version: Becoming Art Cielo Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yd / 183m per 4 oz / 114g skein; color: Looking Out; 1 skein or approx 180 yd / 165m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Medium Green Version: The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Viscose Bamboo; 100 yd / 91m per 1.75 oz / 50g skein; color: Conifer; 2 skeins or approx 180 yd / 165m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarns: Madelinetosh Vintage, Cascade 220
1 16” / 40cm US6 / 4mm circular needle 
1 set of US6 / 4mm double pointed needles 
Stitch markers in 2 different colors 
Tapestry needle



It's a fun quick knit that I'm sure you will enjoy! 

Happy knitting!





23 comments:

Modisch Schreibt said...

love love love the leaf design as always.

NoniKnits said...

It's so pretty - it would look great in so many colourways.

BodilE said...

This hat truly reminds me of spring! I live in Norway, and here we are, as you said, covered in snow. However, the days are getting longer, the sun is warming a wee bit, and there is definately hope!

Ann said...

Another lovely pattern. I'm suddenly really drawn to berets and what I really like is that they suit all ages - from my teenage nieces to my 86 year old Mum - we all love them and this is a definite cast-on.

Lucy said...

it's lovely! it's a shame i can't wear green hats though.

Lykke said...

Such a lovely pattern - makes to long for spring even more :-)

Julie said...

It's so beautiful!! What a great design. I absolutely love it.

Cinnamon said...

Wow Alana, I love this pattern. I the green and the seedlings and all that purl stitch are just wonderful together. Lovely.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

I really like the design.

It looks hard but special.

Thank you for pictures of this one.

Molly said...

Your designs are always so stunning!

Andrea said...

That's gorgeous. Great job!

kristal135 said...

Hi I really love seedling. I like the fact it's more stylish than a winter beanie and not as formal as a beret. The seedling are cute and it's on the list for me to knit. Thank you!
Kristal . Tasmania Australia

Cathy said...

Stop!!! Not really :-) Your patterns are all so lovely!!! How am I to find time to make them all? I am also envious of your talk of spring things.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I love this! and bought it before finishing reading the post...I've been wanting to make a "spring" type hat with some light green yarn I have...so I will put my "barely" there knitting skills to use on this!

Cathi said...

What a cute hat, Alana! Nice job.

Rachael said...

I love the reverse stockinette as a base for the seedlings! Great pattern.

sara said...

ooh, I love the shiny penny!!
Sara in AL
smdenbo1@gmail.com

lardertales said...

I love the little leaves on it. What a beautiful pattern

:-)
Bee

Gulla said...

Love your design!!

Kristen said...

Alana-
Could you add baby and child ages to an updated pattern sometime? I think it would look so cute on a little girl / baby.
Kristen Tulsa, Oklahoma

Maryse said...

Nice! Spring is coming! Reminds me of leaves buds!

Maureen said...

You like this lovely beret, wait until you see what I just bought into - AUTUMN VINES.

Joyce Allen said...

I just finished my "Seedling". It's in Malabrigo Worsted, colorway Mariposa. I really like this pattern...though mine is earlier in the Spring than yours.