Newport Waves

March 17, 2021

Hello! This quickie test knit was published today so I can now show you my project. It's knit in DK weight and comes in five adult sizes. I knit mine in Softyak DK, the very best hat-making yarn in my opinion because it's very soft and not too hot, good for California. If you aren't familiar with mosaic colorwork, it uses one color per row and simple slipped stitches. This ocean wave pattern is sophisticated for mosaic stitch I think but is still a cinch to make. My large adult hat is too big for my little model, but he was the cutest model I had on hand on photoshoot day. He was happy to oblige as long as he got to take his beloved Lovey along while he gathered the ingredients for his famous flower soup.  This is hat number one in my Christmas hat knits for 2021. I hope to make ten to give as gifts, all different patterns except I will make at least one more of this pattern. If I make one a month I'll be in good shape. I was hoping to use all stash yarn except now I may have to buy some more Softyak DK because I see Rowan is coming out with some pretty greens I may have to try. 

I've been messing around with my Waterlogue app again. 😀

Carter has outgrown most of the sweaters I made for him last year. I've lengthened the sleeves and hems of the ones I could, but he's outgrown those too. He stills wears them because he doesn't mind if his wrists and belly are showing, but they do look a little funny. I've been gathering up my patterns and yarn for the new sweaters I plan to knit this spring and summer so they'll be ready for fall. I've got some great patterns and yarns that I'll share in a post soon. Until then, take care.

Newport Waves Hat by Dianne Dallmeyer

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  1. I shall have to knit this hat as I live in Newport! Lovely pictures. :-)

  2. Such beautiful photos. I love the Waterlogue.

  3. Oh my gosh he’s so precious , the perfect little model! Love the hat, looks so comfortable and fun to wear too!


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