One more week! Are you all done your gift knitting yet? If you need one more thing to stuff a stocking or for under the tree, then check out these ideas for projects that use Super Bulky yarn. You might notice that most of these projects are hats and other small accessories. That is no accident! All of these should be quick knits.
The Gathering by Kalurah
I have had a few folks come into the shop lately with this pattern on their mind. The designer was inspired by the cowl worn by Claire Randall on the series Outlander. It is knit with two strands of extra bulky yarn held together on a 25 mm needle, so it is extra, extra, extra big. Two full twists in the cowl makes it hang just so, and so big it can be pulled over you head as a hood or over your shoulders as a capelet. This pattern features a provisional cast on and kitchener stitch to seam it together, but you could omit these details if you are an inexperienced knitter. The Gathering cowl is a free pattern found HERE
For a similar pattern that takes only one skein of Burly Spun by Brown Sheep, have a look at The Knit Cafe’s Mondo Neck Cozy Pattern right HERE
Childrens Quick Knitted Cable Cowl by A Crafty House
The name says it all! It’s quick to knit, it’s cabled and it’s for kids to wear. There is also a version for adults which can be found HERE. The designer says you can easily finish the kids version in an hour. It takes only 46 – 50 m of yarn, so one skein of Madelinetosh ASAP will do the trick. This merino wool will not cause the ichies and it’s machine washable too! Find this free pattern HERE
Bonnie Beret by Rachel Oglesby
This pattern is only 9 rounds long. Imagine how quick that must be to make. You’ll need a sizable hook and an extra chunky yarn like Brown Sheep Burly Spun or Malabrigo Rasta and maybe an hour of your time to make this fashionable crocheted beret. The pattern is free and you can find it HERE
Bohemian by Eva Stone
Extra chunky yarn shows off the different textures in this hat. Hats are just the ticket for fast knitting. This pattern is a free one and you can find it HERE
Acorn Hat by Susan B. Anderson
This is a nice thick hat that resembles an acorn. Knit it in two tones like the picture shows to accentuate the acorn effect, or all in one colour. The hat fits newborn, baby, toddler/young child, or older child/teen/adult. The original hat was knit in Spud and Chloe Outer, but Madelinetosh ASAP would also be splendid. Find this pattern for sale HERE
Meathead Hat by Larissa Brown
I love the pocket in this hat! The pointy shape is adorable too, and of course it is knit in chunky yarn! You can find the pattern HERE
That is all the knit suggestions for this year. I’m sure you have all come up with your own great ideas. We would love to know about them. Do share!