If you receive our monthly newsletter (subscribe here) you got a fun pattern this month that is perfect for fall knitting – a rugby striped stocking hat designed by Kristi Schueler. It is also available until November 1st here on the blog in an easy to print PDF format. The stocking hat is knit in Cascade’s Pastaza, an aran weight wool/llama blend singles yarn in fun heathered mustard and light navy colors. Many other yarns in the shop can also be used for this pattern.
The free pattern is one in a collection of three fun rugby shirt inspired hat patterns that include three distinct shapes and three different stripe sequences you can mix and match. They are great for keeping warm in the stands while still showing off your team spirit. Or, just sport the hottest fashion color combos while wandering the shops and cafes in Old Town. It may be nice this week, but it sure would have been nice to have worn one of these last weekend!
The Rugby Hat Collection is available printed at the shop and all three samples are on display to check out. The pattern collection also includes detailed instructions for making the tassel and pom-pom as well as guidance for which jog-less stripe method to use for each striping sequence. Let us know if you need assistance finding an appropriate yarn in specific team colors. We are happy to help you on your next visit!