Our in-house designer Lindsey Faciane of The Chesapeake Needle recently created these hats as a tribute to the main characters in our favorite cult-hit TV show Gilmore Girls (which also happens to be the inspiration for our yarn shop!).
The two hat designs in this kit are accessible for beginners, and serve as a meditative knit (and a quick gift project!) for more advanced knitters.
Rory Ribbed Beanie: Lindsey designed this beanie with Rory Gilmore's college adventures in mind. Its classic style is youthful yet timeless. Knit in the round from the bottom up, it features 1x1 ribbing and a cozy folded brim for extra warmth.
Lorelai Beanie: With this design, Lindsey envisioned a beanie that Lorelai Gilmore might throw on before heading to Luke’s for (yet another!) coffee. Knit in the round from the bottom up, it features simple stockinette stitch and a cozy folded brim for extra warmth.
Our kit includes: 150g hank of yarn, knitting instructions for 2 different hats, and 2 custom "Stars Hollow, Connecticut" leather patches. (enough to knit two full-size adult hats)
Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% Fine Highland Wool; 150g / 327 yds): 1 hank
Patterns: Rory Ribbed Beanie, Lorelai Beanie
Leather Patches: English Bridle Leather, tanned in the USA (3" x 2")Other Supplies Needed (available separately):
US8 (5mm) 16" circular needle
Tapestry needle, stitch marker
Needle & thread (to sew on the patch)
Faux fur pom (optional)
Skill Level: Beginner
Gauge: (Rory Ribbed Beanie) 27 sts x 26 rnds = 4" in 1x1 ribbing, unblocked
(Lorelai Beanie) 20.5 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in stockinette (unblocked)
Sizes: One size, fits most adults/teens
Colors Shown: (Lorelai) Grey Harbor + pom (next to kit)
Top row, L to R (Lorelai): Driftwood (+ pom), Cast Iron, October Sky (+ pom)
Bottom row, L to R (Rory): Cast Iron, October Sky, Wild Thyme, Driftwood
Images of individual hats courtesy of Lindsey Faciane