Sunday, October 21, 2012

Huacaya Release!

There were so many wonderful things about my first Rhinebeck experience that I can't wait to tell you all about, but I think the most exciting part for me was seeing this:

Huacaya hat
That's my newest design on display at the Burgis Brook Alpacas booth! At Rhinebeck! (Did I mention that?) Their booth was lovely and inviting and for most of the two days it seemed to be thronged with people, which hopefully means that many festival-goers were able to see my little creation.

Pretty alpaca everywhere!
And now the pattern is available digitally on Ravelry, if you'd like to make one for yourself. It is a feminine, slouchy hat featuring gently-curving lace that works really well with a drapey worsted weight yarn, like an alpaca or silk blend. Knit with alpaca it is soft, fluffy, and beautifully delicate while staying nice and warm due to the properties of the fiber.

Everybody say hi to the back of Rachel's lovely head! :)
The hat is finished with wedge-shaped decreases that converge neatly at the crown. The pattern includes one size (fits an average adult or teen, 18"-22" head) and has both written and charted instructions. It has been test knitted by several knitters on Ravelry and tech edited by Paula over at Knit and Seek!

Just a bit of silliness.
As evidenced above, I am very excited about this design and hope you enjoy it, too. :)



  1. I saw your hat at Rhinebeck (and pointed excitedly)! :) There was quite a crowd when I got to the booth, so I'm really glad the pattern's being released on Ravelry. It's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

    1. Thank you! :) The booth was quite busy throughout the weekend. There was so much to see!

  2. That hat looks gorgeous and I am excited that it is released on Ravelry!


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