Just an Hour by Meridith Shepherd

Just an Hour

December 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in K2, p2 ribbing
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
60 - 90 yards (55 - 82 m)
Child Small (Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large) to fit 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)”/ 40.5 (45.5, 50.5, 56, 61)cm head circumference with 1”/2.5cm negative ease
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

Sometimes when life gets really hectic, and down time is at a premium, I find myself wishing for just one hour of uninterrupted knitting time. When I manage to find time for this little luxury, my outlook on things changes dramatically.

The Just An Hour hat celebrates these quiet times. Using Super Bulky yarn, large needles, and a time-saving dropped stitch pattern, this hat is quick, warm, and slouchy… a lovely little luxury in the midst of a busy life. You may not finish up your hat in an hour, but I am sure that you will be better for taking the time to stitch a bit.

-1 skein of Super Bulky yarn, preferably wool
Samples Shown: blue-purple version is Malabrigo Rasta in Wales Road, bright green is Susquehanna Knitting Company BAM! Thick in Mother of Sweet Incarnations, and the blue-grey version is Malabrigo Rasta in Paris Night
-US 13 (9mm) 16”/ 40cm circular needle
-US 15 (10mm) 16”/ 40cm circular needle
-US 15 (10mm) DPNs
-Stitch marker
-Yarn needle

Finished Size
Circumference: 15 17, 19, 21, 23” / 38 43, 48, 53, 58cm
Height: 5.75 6.25, 7, 7.5, 8”/ 14.5 16, 17.5, 19, 20.5cm

10.5 sts and 15 rounds equals 4”/10cm in ribbing on smaller needles; 11 sts and 15 rounds equals 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles (Gauge is given in Stockinette stitch for yarn substitution purposes, but the swatch is worked in ribbing.)

Skill Level

The Life’s Little Luxuries Collection is a series of designs that celebrate the little things in life that bring a smile to our face. Named for these little things, each design uses just one or two skeins of a special hand-dyed yarn, making them perfect quick projects for using a treasured skein. The designs will be released periodically, usually with two or three patterns being released at a time. They are priced at just $5.00 each, and will always be sold with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion. No strings attached, no coupon codes, just put three patterns in your cart, and one will be free. Afterall, it is the little things in life that make it special.

You can purchase the patterns as single pattern downloads, or as the e-book. At this point, the e-book is priced at $15, and includes the eight patterns currently available in this collection. Those who purchase the e-book at $15 will receive all future patterns added to the collection without any additional cost, making this a great savings over time.