It’s fall y’all!!! Which means its all things cozy n comfy!! So get all the beanies, hats scarves, shawls, blankets out, coz we gonna need them all!!!
I love Fall/Autumn and even though its not as distinct here in India, I still love the whole seasonal aspect of it. The Colours, the spices, the festive vibes.. all of it feels like a warm hug on a cold coludy windy day! So every year around fall, I would always have a hat/ beanie pattern out and this year has been no different.
It all started when Elisabeth of Desamour Designs put out a call for guest bloggers and desingers for tutorials and patterns. I applied for a stitch tutorial and was quickly accepted.
What followed was quite a bit of research and experimentation to figure out a good stitch that not only looks good but also is versatile for all types of projects n yarn.
Thats when, I rediscovered the the Fantail Shell stitch and it was the perfect fit!
Using the Fantail shell stitch for a new design got me super excited and the Amber beany was conceptualized. The look and texture of this stitch totally determined the body of the beanie and lead to a gorgeous textured crown to top it off.
The Amber Beany is a bottom up hat worked in the round. It uses the beautiful Fantail shell stitch (FSS) for the body and post stitches for the brim and the textured top. Made in worsted weight yarn, this Beany works up in no time as the FSS gives it a gorgeous height and texture.
180 – 200 yards of any worsted weight yarn ~ 100 gms.
5.5mm hook size or hook to meet gauge.
Usual Acessories of scissors, measuring tape, needle etc.
The Amber Beany Pattern is available in 5 sizes ranging from
Baby (0 -1 yrs)
Toddler (2 to 4 yrs)
Child (6 to 10 yrs)
Teenager (13 – 18 yrs)
Adult Small and
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