look at how cute our three models look in their polartorte caps! they are all set for the big winter storm that is heading our way this weekend (groan).
this is very rare for me to say, but i have to this one time: polartorte is my new favorite hat and i think it is destined to be yours, too. i’ve knit three of them so far and have a fourth on the needles now—they are addictive (and quick!)
and the result is SOoo delicious—a cozy swirl of soft, soft wool, lush with texture and drape so that it slouches in that just-so way. it attracts so many compliments it’s almost embarrassing.
in fact, after the photo shoot, our little friend niya was so taken with the knits and our knitting projects, that she asked us to teach her and by evening, she was knitting away on her own little piece of work.
it wouldn’t surprise me if she had a hat of her own on the needles when i see her next, haha.
and i don’t know what our friend mark went home and told his partner bil, but next thing i know there are several messages on my phone telling me that friends don’t let (bald) friends get frostbite.
well, far be it from me to deprive my friends . . . and over david went with a few hats.
i’m sure niya wouldn’t have fallen for such a line, but there you have it, i’m a softie.
sarah and david have also put together a polartorte kit in the stone soup DK that includes the pattern in all sizes and your choice of yarn color. you can even knit a couple of the smaller sizes from one skein—what a deal.
click here to purchase the kit in the knitspot pattern shop.
this hat has the same appealing combination of textures as my waffle creams sock design with a lush a thermal stitch to trap warmth and keep your noggin cozy. a handsome cable along each side adds a touch of classic definition to keep it looking sharp. the name for the cap comes from a popular frozen dessert available (as i understand it) in kazakhstan. the things you find out on the internets . . . who knew?
now, there is a graft at the top of that hat, but it’s just a few stitches and i will walk you through it myself in my FREE craftsy class on grafting; you’ll be a pro when you’re done.
many thanks to our friends mark, malia, and niya for taking some time this week to help us out with photos. we so appreciate their involvement and enthusiasm.
and lots of knit love to sarah’s mom, anne C. who knit our largest sample; that’s a lotta hat, thank you anne!
and now, time to go enjoy some knitting ourselves; gotta get our yarn in order before the snow starts flying again! happy weekend everyone; we are traveling to visit my mom for a few days, so we will see you when we get to albany.