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Sagebrush Hat and Buttoned Neck Hugger

The weather turned frosty this week and I felt the urge to knit something warm. My Shift cowl is perfect for the Fall weather, but once the temperatures dip below zero I need something cozier. I had two skeins of LOL Worsted Superwash from West Coast Colours kicking around, and two patterns that were a perfect fit.

 

Patterns: Sagebrush Hat by Knox Mountain Knit Co and Buttoned Neck Hugger by Shelley Carr.

Yarn: LOL Worsted by West Coast Fibres in Coquihalla colourway

Weight: Worsted

Yards used ~ 150 for hat and 160 for neck hugger

Cost of yarn: ~CAD60 for both patterns

 


 

Before I get into the knitting details, I want to remind you that the Minimizing Playbook - 10 Steps to a Simpler Life is yours if you sign up for my mailing list. And you don't have to minimize any of your yarn, promise! Moving on.

 

The neck hugger uses a simple ribbing pattern, easy to memorize and perfect for mindless evening knitting. Or day knitting, if you have the time. Sigh. As much as I love an intricate pattern, it's so relaxing to just knit and let your mind wander.

 


 

The neck hugger was finished in no time, and I moved on to the Sagebrush Hat. It knit up so fast that I didn't even take a picture until it was more than halfway done. I tried knitting with 16" circular needles at first, but the short needles just drive me nuts, so I switched to using 32" needles and magic loop. So much more comfortable to knit! Do you find that as well?

 


 

The yarn is super soft and I love the colourway - Coquihalla. Knox Mountain Knit Co. also has a Coquihalla Hat pattern {which I love!}, but it calls for DK weight yarn and I've never tried converting yarn weights. If you have any tips or resources to share, let me know in the comments!

 

I love how both the hat and the neck hugger turned out, and I'm sure I'll get good use out of them this winter.

 

 

I already have another WIP on my needles, a cowl for my husband - coming to the blog next. What are you working on right now? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to check it out!

 

P.S. This post is not sponsored or endorsed in any way by the pattern designer or yarn company.