Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Blooming Arbor Beanie: A Review and Giveaway
I got the privilege to review this pattern by Krista over at Evergreen Shore. This is her first pattern, and I have to say I LOVE it.
The pattern is well written and the instructions are clear. Krista is a joy to work with and I am beyond excited to see what she comes up with in the future. The construction of the hat is a combination of bottom up and top down. There is some seaming but it is really a fairly simple hat. If you are wanting to learn cables, this is a good place to start. I added some rows to the cap portion of the pattern (with Krista's permission) because I wanted a bit of slouch. Krista told me she did a version just recently with a ponytail opening. I hope she adds these options in to the pattern; because they are great and I love a versatile pattern! One of my favorite things about this pattern is the options for color combinations. The possibilities could really be endless.
The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn but a lighter worsted like Caron Simply Soft. I used Lion Brand Heartland in three different colors: Acadia, Black Canyon and Yosemite. You can find it at Craftsy, JoAnn or Amazon (these links help support me, they are affiliate links).
And as a special bonus, the amazing Krista has given me a coupon code to share with all you lovelies AND a chance to win a copy of the pattern! When you visit her page, please let her know how much you appreciate it! The coupon code is for 30% off and is "CTBLBLOOM" and the pattern can be found HERE. Add it to your cart, then add the coupon code for the discount.
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