I am proud to announce the release of Pineapple Stacks Hat as a downloadable pattern that can be purchased from Needle and Spindle Designs Ravelry Store for AUD $ 4.00.
You don’t have to be a member of Ravelry to purchase a pattern, you can do so as a guest and the PDF will be sent to your email address.
Pineapple Stacks Hat is a warm, textured hat for a Northern Spring or Southern Autumn and any kind of Winter! It features cables and twisted stitches. It is knit in DK which always seem to be handy in the stash. I bet you have something perfect in there right now.
Finish Pineapple Stacks with a good sized pom-pom. My preferred method for pom-pom making is demonstrated in this tutorial from Creature Comforts.
For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you might remember the early iteration of this hat from when we were in Somerset, UK in 2012. I had been admiring the drying teazles which grew by the roadsides and laneways and wanted to create a stitch pattern just like it. After many happy hours of experimenting, a new pattern was formed, not the teazle I had initially envisioned but a rather delicious pineapple!
The hat was knit in custardy gold King Cole DK and really did look very pineappley. That first Pineapple was unfortunately left on tram in Munich and its purple reprise won a ribbon at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Woolcraft Competition last year.
The pattern is written in a handy table style. It fits on a single, double-sided page so it is easy to print off and carry around. Pineapple Stacks is written for a variety of head sizes from baby to gentleman size.
Thank you Adele for pattern testing, to my models for being such good sports and to the Sweaty Knitter for the insightful series on pattern construction styles she posted last year.
To celebrate Pineapple Stacks Hat becoming an actual pattern, I would like to offer all my readers the opportunity to receive a free copy of the pattern. For the next three days only, let me know in the comments section if you would like a Pineapple Stacks pattern and I will send you a code that you can use in the Ravelry store. Offer ends Sunday at midnight Melbourne time.