For better or worse, it’s fair to say that I am very British. I queue like a pro, I’m sometimes jolly in the face of adversity, I would rather gnaw my own arm off than discuss money, and if I murmur that I’m ‘slightly dismayed’ by something then what I really mean is that ‘THE SHEER AWFULNESS OF THIS THING FILLS ME WITH BURNING RAGE!’
In the hope of uncovering some more interesting heritage, I did one of those ethnicity DNA tests recently, wondering whether I’d uncover roots in Senegal, or Indonesia, or Peru, or Siberia, but nope: it came back with a result that pins me almost exclusively in (northern) England, with only a smattering of genetics from the rest of Britain and some nearby countries. I was disappointed (by which I mean I WAS EXTREMELY FED UP), because I was hoping to learn that my ancestors had crossed continents and moved wisdom and traditions around the world. Oh well. Looks like they just stayed home and queued for stuff.
There is a reason why I’m telling you this.
I have another hat pattern to offer you (thank you so much for your kind words about The Elisabeth Hat yesterday). But there is the uncomfortably un-British need to mention money. Ahem. The hat is based on the computer game of Tetris. Do you remember Tetris? You had to orientate falling blocks so they slotted together neatly to form a wall. Doesn’t sound like much when you say it like that but man, that game was addictive. Here’s the hat. I hope that you like it:-
All of the patterns I’ve published before now have been free, but there is a charge for this one. NO WAIT, PLEASE HEAR ME OUT! As the twinnage get older
and costlier, I need to either up my clinical psychology hours (and so do less knit-blogging) or make some aspects of the knitting/crochet thingy pay their keep. So whilst I’ll still offer lots of free patterns, there will be a charge for others that have taken more work to develop. I’m planning to begin a professional knitwear design course shortly, which I hope will help me to take some aspects of this yarn stuff in a more professional direction.
Shall I stop blathering on defensively, now?
I’ve named the hat ‘Game On’, and as you can see, this particular game of Tetris isn’t going too well:-
The pattern includes three different adult sizes, the smallest of which should also fit a teen. It’s knitted using one ball of Stylecraft Wondersoft Merry-Go-Round DK in ‘Rainbow’, and one ball of Stylecraft Special DK in ‘Black’.
If you’d like to buy the pattern, you can find it HERE IN MY RAVELRY STORE.