Hot Toddy by Thea Colman

Hot Toddy

December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in gauge given in 1x1 ribbing, pattern has gauge for cables
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
125 - 175 yards (114 - 160 m)
16(18, 20, 22)" around and 7.5(7.5, 8, 8)" deep.
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A collection of sorts -- with Bristol Ivy, Alicia Plummer and Melissa Schaschwary. Four friends and four hats, all with poms!

Like many designers online, we work alone and far from our peers, but get to be a part of this amazing social circle we call Ravelry. So we used to to ping each other occasionally about things. Soon those pings grew into snippets of conversation and over time, those snippets have grown into a constant 4-way thread of text. It’s become our virtual coffee shop, where we touch base and talk shop (or not) and have a bit of company each day.

And in one of those conversations we started talking about the perfect pom hat. So this collection is that idea, translated by each of of us - with our own design perspective in mind.

Different yarns, different stitch patterns, different shapes - but each one a cozy and wintry hat that we would be wearing if we could tramp through the snow to visit the other three at a real, live coffee shop with a fireplace and cozy chairs and steamy mugs to drink from…

Hot Toddy is my contribution, featuring classic cables and simple detail. This gorgeous yarn traveled all the way from Ireland, and when I look at it, I’m reminded of the history and tradition from whence it came. The creamy shade and rustic hand is just gorgeous in an old-school cable repeat. Hot Toddy is easy to knit and cozy to wear, with a little fun detail at the top and in the ribbing - plus a pom!