Currant

currant hero

A classy cable frames the face making this simple hat stand out. Dress it up with a button, choose complimentary colors, or leave it plain. No matter what this hat is fun to knit and still practical to wear. You can find more details, favorite, and queue it on Ravelry.

currant preview

This pattern is available for sale for $4. Clicking the button above will take you to an automated paypal checkout where you can pay with credit/debit card or paypal balance. The download will automatically be e-mailed to you, and added to your Ravelry library if you have an account there. Thanks to Ravelry for making this feature available to members and non-members alike!

currant button

The brim of this hat is knit first, just a long strand of cabled stitches. Once it’s complete stitches are picked up and the top of the hat is worked in the round. The textural cables provide a cozy, double layer of fabric of the ears.

currant side view

Without the flashy button this hat makes an excellent mens’ pattern. It can be worked in whatever color or colors the man in question desires. Either of the two larger sizes should work for most men, but for guys with bigger heads (or ladies with curls) you can simply work more repeats of the cable to create an even larger hat.

currant direct

My CSA farm grows currants – black ones and red ones. We have currant jam, currant wine, and all kinds of other lovely currant products. This pair of hats is named in honor of those delicious berries. Currants are unusual enough to give any meal a special feeling but normal enough to be easily used. That’s how I feel about these hats. The cable around the brim has no background so it creates a scalloped edge. Unusual enough to be different, but it’s still simple rugged item that can be well loved and frequently used.

currant moody

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