Winter Trails

I am happy to tell you that there is a new addition to my pattern line! 

And yes.. since you asked.... I AM proud of myself for completing this pattern while having a new baby in the house! :)

Although I seem to be designing at a snail's pace these days, I am very happy with how this hat turned out.
 The cable pattern weaves through itself and is very fun to work up. Also.. the entire project knits up quickly with a worsted weight yarn. The end result is a squishy, cozy, elegant hat, perfect for a cold winter's day.

For the hat pictured, I chose The Fibre Company Organik yarn in Arctic Tundra after being 
inspired by this lovely knit. What a fabulous yarn this is! 

This is my first time working with it, and the texture of this yarn is amazing. 
Soft, slightly shiny, slight halo.. gorgeous.

Here is the pattern information for those of you interested in knitting up a Winter Trails hat of your very own:

Women’s Medium-Large
(fits 19–23” / 48–58cm head circumference)

Brim Circumference approx 17” / 43cm unstretched.

The Fibre Company Organik [70% Merino, 15% Alpaca, 15% Silk; 98 yd/90m per 1.75 oz / 50g skein]; color: Arctic Tundra; 2 skeins or approx 180 yd / 165m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend.

Alternate Yarns: Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino, Malabrigo Merino Worsted

1 16” / 40cm US7 / 4.5mm circular needle for brim.
1 16” / 40cm US8 / 5mm circular needle for body of hat.
1 set of US8 / 5mm double pointed needles
Cable needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

18 sts/ 24 rows = 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch on US8 / 5mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.

The pattern contains both charted and written instructions.

As always, thank you to Julie Crawford for modeling and to her husband for the excellent photography. 

I hope that you enjoy the pattern!


Unknown said...

A beautiful pattern! And I love you using worsted weight yarn as I have quite a few of those in stash. :) how's life with the baby?

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning! Wish I looked good in this type of hat, but with my very short hair, not so much. :-(

Paige Knowles said...

How perfect! I absolutely love it, the yarn is gorgeous as well. Looking forward to your next post!

Sherral said...

Gorgeous! I've needed this hat for months and I didn't even know it!

katherinelynn_04 said...

I have been into knitting hats (for myself!) this past month. I thought I was all done and then you come up with this?! Now I have to go find yarn to knit it with!

Lori said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love what you do with cables. You are really amazing!

I can't wait to get my hands on some of this yarn (LOL I typed "yearn"). It looks so gorgeous!

I hope you're settling into being a mom of 2 with ease. It's a whole different world when you add another baby to the mix!


Unknown said...

Beautiful hat! You can tell from the photo's that the yarn must be as soft as a cloud. It makes me want to reach out and snatch that hat right off of Julie's gorgeous head!

Kelly said...

really pretty!

knittr said...


I asked a question several days ago about the owl you knitted and what the yarn was as I really liked the variations in that yarn. I have been checking for a reply but don't see my comment even there. Can someone please answer? Thanks.

KnittingPony said...

Very lovely pattern!

Jessica said...

Love it!

margaux said...

gorgeous pattern! (and model!)

Purltherapy said...


Evelyn said...

Your new hat design is beautiful ... just the right touch of sophistication and casual. Oh, and Julie looks beautiful, as always.

Unknown said...

What a great hat & beautiful photos! Where were the photos taken?

Alana said...

To knittr:

Hello! To answer your question.. I made the little owl out of O-wool balance yarn. Im sorry that I did not see your question from before. If you have a question in the future, please contact me via email at nevernotknitting@gmail.com. It is easy for me to miss comments left on old posts. Thanks!

-Alana Dakos

Tina said...

Love it and I love that you used a worsted weight! Perfect, perfect, perfect!

buttons and beeswax said...

This hat is gorgeous! I love how the cable twists around it, and that yarn is amazing! Lovely photos too :)

Knit Kat said...

The hat as well as your model are both so very very pretty!!!

Maryse said...

Nice pattern and nice pictures too! It's really beautiful in white!