One of my favorite patterns in “Annetarsia Knits” is the Rose City Hat. I have knit several of them, and for a quick knit it packs a lot of visual punch. After I had the pattern thoroughly memorized, I decided to mix it up and use different yarn and stitch patterns. The result is another quick, easy knit (because that is what I do, after all) and I love the resulting hat.
Being related to the Rose City Hat, I named it “Stumptown Slouch”. Stumptown is another nickname for Portland, stemming from it’s early history. From Wikipedia – “In the mid-19th century, the city’s growth led residents to clear a lot of land quickly, but the tree stumps were not immediately removed; in some areas, there were so many that people used to jump from stump to stump to avoid the muddy, unpaved roads”. Thankfully, those days are over, but this is a common and affectionate nickname for our city.
This hat is my go-to for casual wear, as it isn’t too warm to wear indoors, courtesy of the lace panels. In the hope that other knitters would love it, too, I am releasing it as a single, free pattern on Ravelry. If the pattern instruction on working intarsia in-the-round isn’t completely clear, working solely from the pattern, check out “Annetarsia Knits: a New link to Intarsia”, which also has many other patterns to choose from. (Order from this website for an autographed copy, and use coupon code TEAMANNETARSIA for free shipping!) Instruction is also included in my Craftsy classes, “Next steps in Intarsia”, and “Fun with Custom Colorwork”. Click on the title for a discount link to either class.
Kits available on Craftsy! Click HERE to get the yarn along with the downloadable pattern for a discounted price of $12. You can make them in every colorway and have unique, cozy Christmas presents for everyone on your list