Pineapple Stacks Hat Pattern Release

March 20, 2014

IMG_7361I 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.

IMG_7332Pineapple 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!

IMG_3294The 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.

IMG_1883Pineapple Stacks makes a handsome gentleman’s hat too. The adult sizes are slouchy but if you prefer a beanie fit, just work one less set of vertical repeats.

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.

IMG_1890Thank 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.


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  1. Great hat Rebecca and love the yellow, what a perfect way to blend into the spring or autumn! Love the blog, thank you 😉

  2. Oh how awesome Rebecca!!! I can’t knit as you know but if I could I would so want one! Looks very gorgeous! Xx

  3. Congrats Rebecca!! It’s a gorgeous piece and looks very fetching your your little lady and your gentleman….he makes a gorgeous model 😉

  4. Congratulations on releasing this pattern, Rebecca! It’s beautiful. I love the texture and shape of those pineapples, and I’d love a copy of the pattern. I seem to be the only knitter without mounds of DK-weight yarn around, so I’ll have to see what I can dig out of my stash.

    I’ve been thinking of you lately because I just finished a soaker and need to look up your tips on lanolinizing it.

  5. Oh yes, I would like that pattern…believe it or not we have had 3 episodes of graupel/snow this afternoon! Wierd.
    I especially like moss stitch inside cables, I have knitted a pair of winter/woolen socks that has that design in it. LOVE the yellow, like a good farm egg 🙂

  6. Love the purple one the best, could it have something to do with the Oh so cute model?
    Also find your blog rather interesting, a nice mixture and well written 🙂

  7. Thank you for the offer of the free pattern. How nice to have it available for so many sizes. And, of course, you are right: the stash has some handy dk just waiting for your pattern! Best regards from California, where spring has begun, but the hat will be perfect!

  8. rebecca! how lovely! it’s a wonderful pattern i would love to make. well done. what a beautiful family you have too.

    thank you! and congratulations!

  9. How very kind and generous of you! I love the pattern, and it will be perfect for my sons…they are both young men, all grown up now but LOVE my handknit hats. I enjoy your blog and love reading about your adventures with your own little ones. Thanks for the pattern!

  10. Congratulations on your pattern launch!! A totally awesome beanie!! I like that the teasels became pineapples because you sometimes need sunny pineapple vibes on cool days. plus I’m quite obsessed with pineapples. Do you ever wonder about the person who found the original in Munich? I bet it’s their favourite beanie!

  11. Hi Rebecca, a pattern launch! Things are really happening on this blog..
    The fact that you created this pattern yourself is quite amazing. It looks a bit complicated for me, but I am up for the challenge. Thanks!

    Ella xx

  12. Hello! I’m a little new to reading patterns. Do you read this one from right to left or left to right? Thank you! Love the hat

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