eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 7 patterns

Baroque Blossoms is an e-book collection of 7 accessory patterns: 2 shawlettes, 1 scarf, 2 pairs of fingerless mitts, 1 beret, and 1 hat.

eBook : 3 patterns

A trio of hats for boys and men that meet all the very stringent requirements of my family of men.

eBook : 1 pattern

Perfectly Placed is a collection of striped shawls in the sumptuous silk/wool base of Yellowstone by Stitch Sprouts.

eBook : 7 patterns

The Seven Sheep is a collection of shawls and shawlettes all worked up in Baah! La Jolla yarn. Because what better for a collection of sheep than a yarn named Baah! Each sheep is named for a different breed of sheep.

eBook : 7 patterns

The Seven Sonnets is a collection of seven different shawlette and shawl patterns using heavy laceweight to fingering weight yarns. Each pattern will feature yarn from a different independent dyer. At the beginning of each month a new pattern will be released with Yeats being the first, and the final pattern being released in January of 2013.

eBook : 8 patterns

Sideways Shawlettes is a collection of 8 PicnicKnits shawlette patterns - all worked from side to side. The normal cost of these shawlettes is well over $45 but when you buy them all together you get them for the collection price of only $25!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Miasuli is on sale for $4.00 for a limited time - no coupon code needed! And to celebrate Miasuli being my 150th design on Ravelry use the code “150” for 15% off anything else in the PicnicKnits store!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Loradee is striped and short-rowed shawl worked on the bias. It’s asymmetrical shape makes the stripes and multi-colored wedges sing.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Skeins / Yardage needed for sizes:
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When it comes to ombre yarns like Twisted Fiber Arts, asymmetrical is the way to go. This shape makes the most of the beautiful color shifts without looking like giant stripes. The cables and eyelet lace pattern in this shawl give the wearer the best of both worlds – cozy and airy at the same time. The gorgeous colors in the Twisted Fiber Arts y...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Maragon is a top-down heart-shaped shawl worked in two new delicious colors of Anzula Cloud, Prudence and Temperance. With simple increases and slip stitch patterning it makes the most of the two skeins working up into a generous shawl. The color work is worked one color at a time but delivers a lovely punch.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Apennine, the sixth of the Seven Sheep, features two colors of Baah! La Jolla. Soft lavender gives way to a subtle silver as simple twisted stitch columns race toward the lace edge. Scallops of silver bloom into a delicate applied lace border.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
With its wearable crescent shape and the cozy lattice work body, Debouillet makes a lovely winter scarf or shawl. Drape it over your tired and true drab black coat for the perfect punch of bright color. The sample is worked up in London Blue, another bright and beautiful Baah! color way that is sure to cure the winter doldrums.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lacaune is the fifth of the Seven Sheep, worked up in one skein of the gorgeous Winter Purple shade of Baah! La Jolla. Lacaune is worked sideways from tip to tip and blocks out to a long shallow triangle. Available with written and charted instructions.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Dolinger is a sweet short-sleeved pullover with a sailor collar and cross-hatch ribbing on the sleeve cuffs and at the hips. The body and sleeves are worked in a wide ribbing.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Montadale is a crescent shaped shawl with an ornate lace center motif and cable-lace ladder wings. It is worked from the top-down in one skein of Baah! La Jolla in the colorway Maldives on size 6 needles.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
KnitCrate Club Folks: The needle size was a bit off on the printed pattern. It should be US Size 2.5 (3.0 mm)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Biellese is the third of the Seven Sheep. Named after an Italian breed of sheep, because everything sounds so much better in Italian or French!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Charollais is the second of the Seven Sheep. Worked top down in a lacy texture with a scalloped lace border and a crochet bind-off it makes the most of a single skein of Baah! LaJolla.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nathari is a top-down shawl that’s just a bit more than half circle shape to help it stay on your shoulders and wrap you up. The Dream In Color Baby makes a beautiful lightweight shawl that isn’t too delicate and has amazing stitch definition.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brindille is an asymmetrical shawlette worked with beads (instead of nupps - just say no to nupps!) and a knitted-on edging at the end. It takes a lovely Estonian twig pattern and turns it on its side to come up with something lovely and just a bit different.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sardinian is a rounded rectangle with shaping to allow it to sit perfectly on your shoulders. It is available in written and charted directions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sarla is a completely reversible shawlette with a garter based edging and a deceptively simple lace body.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Lawsonia is the perfect little something to carry you into spring from a long winter. The Triton colorway from Socktupus is gorgeous mix of greens and blues with just a few hints of purple that is shown to best advantage by this crescent shaped shawlette with a sweet leafy edging.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Evadine is a very green March mystery knitalong shawlette from PicnicKnits. The clues will be released once per week during March - 4 clues total. If you like my other work I know you will love this new shawlette!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Jovia is a lovely crescent shawlette which knits up quickly in 100g of DK weight merino. Just the sort of something for instant gratification using size 8 needles to work up a lacy garter based shawlette.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Short-rows and eyelet mesh make the most of variegated yarns in this lovely wide shawlette. Bryndis is worked sideways and uses short-rows to insert the triangles of eyelets.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ordway is worked up in one skein of Tasty Self-Striping from Twisted Fiber Arts plus one coordinating skein in the Vapor colorway.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The entire time I was working on the Seven Sonnets I had Edgar Allan Poe in the back of my mind. He has always been one of my favorites and when I got my hands on the rich dark purple from Shalimar Yarns I immediately thought of bird wings. Raven wings.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Marlais is the sixth of the Seven Sonnets and is worked up a bit unconventionally. Both the small and large size of the shawlette start with a counterpane and then you work the bottom edgings and wings.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Just in time for some crazy last minute Christmas knitting come the Speedy Stockings! Worked up in Lamb’s Pride Bulky on size 10.5 needles, one of these stockings can easily be completed in a long, lazy afternoon of knitting! But you get two stocking for the price of one! There is a cabled version and a textured chevron version.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Teasdale is the fifth of the Seven Sonnets, named for American poet Sara Teasdale. Red is the color of love and longing, and Sara’s poems bring those feelings to life.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Callais is a lace pattern that’s a bit hard to describe. It’s kind of a rectangle, but because of the shaping it sits on your shoulders perfectly.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Creedence is a sideways shawl/wrap designed and named for the Verdant Gryphon’s amazing new yarn base Mondegreen. The colorway, “There’s A Bathroom On The Right” is a gorgeous chocolatey brown that works up into a sumptuous fabric with a simple rib texture that appears as lovely wavy lines. The eyelet edging is applied as...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The 4th Sonnet is named for Oliver Wendell Holmes and his lovely poem about autumn flowers - The Golden Flower.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Whitman is a sideways shawlette worked up in the gorgeous greens of TurtlePurl’s Pillow Talk - the colorway is “We Were Looking For Leafy”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Longfellow is a crescent shaped shawl worked up in one skein of Verdant Gryphon Mithril in the La Cantante colorway. It starts off with stockinette short-rows and flows into an elegant lace pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Yeats is the first of the Seven Sonnets. This shawlette is worked from side to side with short-row shaping in the garter stitch sections to acheive a shallow crescent shape. The shawlette is worked up in one skein of Soy Beautiful from Our Humble Castle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bouvardia is a triangle shaped shawlette with a curved top edging that is achieved easily by simple increases. The lattice pattern flows seamlessly into the bud and leaf pattern. Worked up in the softest whisper of alpaca, Suri Elegance, held double in the palest peach color.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A beautiful floral beret, worked from the crown down out of the softest silk alpaca blend. All sizes of hat are worked the same until the decrease rounds and the ribbing. This will result in a slightly slouchier beret for the smaller sizes.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This lovely detailed lace hat has leaves and vines and is embellished with a large knitted flower cloche style. The silky soft Astral is perfect for this sweet warm hat.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These simple sideways mitts are a great introduction to chart reading for new lace knitters. The knitted flower embellishments are easy to work, but add a pinch of pretty to these comfortable mitts.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The half-circle shawlette features repeating bud and petal patterns with all of the increases worked in the contrast color yarnover rows. Specifically designed to use the contrasting heel-toe yarn from Paca Peds.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Natessa is a heart-shaped shawl worked in the richest of red laceweights hand-dyed by Dyeabolical Yarns. The patterns is comprised of charted instructions and the edging is finished off with a crochet loop bind-off.
Knitting: Scarf
A long garter stitch scarf with a lace lattice pattern filled with yarnover blossoms, Statice is a perfect project to test your lace knitting skills and work on reading charts.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These lacy floral mitts are worked in the rnd with a twisted rib thumb. The lovely pale plum shade of Classic Alpaca is the perfect complement to the floral lace.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
For a tutorial on the edging from the designer visit: http://picnicknits.com/tutorial/tutorial-tuesday-cassian/
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This sideways shawlette makes the most of the gorgeous highly variegated sock yarn from Dyeabolical Yarns. The chevron pattern adds interest and breaks up any pooling and the simple edgings stand out without being obscured by awesome loud colors. The shawlette is long and thin with a crescent shape achieved by shaping along the top edge. Availab...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This quietly girly hat is perfect for Fangirls of any persuasion. Knit it up in your favorite sports team colors, the colors of your alma mater, or even in your Hogwarts house colors. The hat is offered in three sizes – Small (18.5”), Medium (20”), and Large (22.5”) – all circumferences are unstretched.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Woolgirl Return to Oz Munchkinland Kit 2011
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The Felicitous Mitts were designed for the Woolgirl Romantics Club or the Scarlet Letter Kit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The last of the Seven Songs is worked my favorite way - sideways. The gentle lace columns and the double eyelets look gorgeous in the semi-solid Swoolk by Fiddleknits, but would also work with variegated yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Rachmaninoff is the sixth of the Seven Songs. Designed to use Paca Peds Heel Toe, you switch colors depending on which section of the shawlette you are working on. For this shawlette I used most of the 90 yards of heel-toe yarn, and about 280 yards of the main color yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Auber is the fifth of the Seven Songs. Named after the French composer Daniel Auber and his Les diamants de la couronne, for the beautiful diamond motifs in the pattern.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Something old
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawlette is worked from the top down and is somewhere between a crescent and a half-circle shape. It is worked in 5 wedges, so roughly 5/8 of a circle. Worked from the top down, it is the fourth of the the Seven Songs, which has already been released to e-book subscribers. This one is named for Prokofiev and his Moonlit Meadows piece.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I felt like the sideways shape was sort of played out for me, until I accidentally came across this diagonal stitch pattern. A bit of swatching and playing with reversing the diagonals and the edging and this came together to be one of my favorite sideways projects that I’ve ever designed.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The third of the Seven Songs is a half-circle shawlette worked from the bottom up. The lace edging is cast-on first and stitches are picked up to work the body of the shawlette.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shallow crescent shaped shawlette is worked from the top down with short-row shaping for the crescent and a large motif lace repeat for the edging. The garter stitch background hides the short-rows nicely and showcases the beautiful hand-dyed yarn by Liberty’s Yarns. The shawlette is named for The March of Spring by Frederick Delius – the s...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful intricate shawlette is worked from the top down and has a traditional triangle shape but no center spine. It is first shawlette in a series of seven, the Seven Songs. This one is named for a beautiful piano piece by Claude Debussy, “La Puerta del Vino” because of it’s gorgeous wine colored yarn in the beautiful B...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In 2010 I bought this beautiful yarn from the Knit Witch at Stitches South. The colorway of Venus is beautiful and rich but I wanted just the right stitch pattern to showcase the colors. In 2011 I knit on this shawlette at Stitches South and now it’s ready to see the light of day.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
When the man decided he needed a new hat, he was very specific about what he wanted. High on the priority list was a fold-up brim and something big enough for his rather large noggin.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A simple but lovely side-to-side shawlette worked up in the softest llama yarn with just a hint of glitter. Perfect for the first chilly days of spring or the overzealous air conditioning of the deep south. Easy to adapt to any yarn and needles - when you are halfway done with your yarn, you are halfway done with your shawl.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
When the boys decided they needed hats, they were very specific about what they wanted. They even drew sketches! High on the priority list was a fold-up brim and nothing girly.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
A very manly hat, this hat was designed with great assistance from my 12 year old son. He had very specific ideas what he wanted for his hat – Gator blue, fold-up brim, no girly designs! He even sketched and named the hat himself, and we chose the stitch pattern together.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These cozy socks are knit up in Baby Cashmerino with an Angora cuff for thick warm socks that will keep you warm all winter. Yarn amounts needed are 2 (2, 3, 3) balls of Baby Cashmerino and 1 (1, 2, 2) balls of Bellangor.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Note: Clue Three had an error in rnd 2 of the 60 st sock and some confusing language was re-written. Please make sure you have version 3 (v3) of this clue.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Worked from the bottom up and perfectly shaped to rest just so across your shoulders, Fenmore is perfect for the first chills of autumn. Worked up in The Yarn Side’s Lorelai Sock, the alpaca-cashmere blend keeps you warm, but the shawlette itself feels practically weightless.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hope - Courage - Strength - Love
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A wide crescent shaped shawlette that is worked up in coordinating colors of Miss Babs Yummy Toes sportweight. This would look lovely in a solid color or a self-striping yarn such as Noro sock. This shawlette must be blocked in order to achieve the crescent shape and to open up the lace.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
$2.00 from the purchase price of this hat will go to the Nude Ewe Conservatory - a very important sheepy charity!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
For new buyers: To get the entire pattern not divided into clues, just download the pk0039-daphne-ann.pdf file
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Renita is a lovely shawlette with a shallow triangle shape. The edging is knit-on as you go along, and the smooth stockinette portion of this shawl makes the most of the lovely Bugga yarn. The fancy bottom points are echoed in the dainty pointed edging that runs along the top.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is available in written and charted format.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kyveli is a reversible lace shawlette worked side to side out of one skein of Madeline Tosh Sock. The pattern is available in charted and written format. The lace edging is worked on as you knit the shawlette.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pierrette is a striped shawlette worked from the neck down in two shades of Claudia Handpainted Fingering. It is shaped to drape perfectly over your shoulder and can easily be adjusted for different sizes. The lace edging is provided in charted and written format.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Bakersfield Shawlette is shallow and wide and perfect for the last chills of spring or the first chills of an air conditioned summer. It can be worn as a shawlette or a scarf, and the model blocked out to 84” long and 15” deep. Perfect for those smaller yardage skeins of precious sock yarn, the model is worked up in Colinette Jit...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This simple reversible shawlette is knit from side to side With a garter stitch body and a feathered lace edging that is knit right on as you go along. The top edging has a lovely scalloped border that is easy to block out with wires or pins. You start with two stitches, you end with two stitches. It’s my favorite way to make shawls.
Knitting: Poncho
It’s already getting hot in Florida, but the air conditioning runs cold and true. Sometimes you need a little something around your shoulders to take off the chill.
Knitting: Slippers
Necessity is the mother of invention. The tile floor under my computer desk was extra cold this winter. So these cushy felted slippers are worked up in double stranded Cascade 220 to be doubly warm.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The archangel colorway in Malabrigo Silky Merino is kind of ever changing. The colors meld together in shades of pinks and yellows and plums. It’s impossible to photograph, but gorgeous to wear. This shawl was designed specifically for the colorway. The lace is worked from the bottom up, with a larger cast-on number diminishing to columns ...
Knitting: Cowl
All proceeds from the Carnivale Cowl will go towards my 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk in October of 2010 in Tampa. More details about that crazy idea here.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Warm and lofty alpaca shawl worked from the bottom edge up. Cast on the lace border and decrease until the shawl is finished. The dk weight yarn and larger needles make this work up quickly and the yarn is a dream to work with.
Knitting: Cowl
A warm and cozy cowl made out of a luxurious merino silk blend that practically glows. The lace pattern is provided in charted and written format.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is a fancy frilly sock worked up in a yarn with a decided un-fancy name. SugarbeeStudios MCN yarn is delicious and rich and despite (or because of?) the un-PC name, Toe Curling ‘O’ is the colorway that everyone loves best.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Katara is a shaped shawl worked side-to-side with the main body worked in garter stitch. The neck shaping allows it to gracefully sit on your shoulders without a pin.
Knitting: Tote
Treaty Oak is 250 plus year old oak tree that sits in a beautiful park in Jacksonville, Florida. Everything that is beautiful and right about old trees can be found in the benches that are built under its canopy. The knots and swirls of its mammoth branches are echoed in this felted bag worked up in three shades of woodsy brown. This is the perf...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Argante is like Gaenor’s overly romantic older sister. She’s slightly more complicated, due to some short-row shaping that helps her stay on your shoulders. She’s a bit shallow as older sisters are apt to be. (Only 22” deep). But the beautiful eyelet lace is soft and romantic and sophisticated at the same time. I love the...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A beautiful effect for a lot less work. This simple reversible shawlette is knit from side to side. With a garter stitch body and a gabled lace edging that is knit right on as you go along. There is no picking up stitches, there are no 500 stitch rows. In fact for the version I worked, the very longest row was only 110 stitches!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This fun pattern looks like cocktail glasses and makes the most of tonal hand-painted yarns. Knit up in Sugarbee Studios Politically Incorrect Superwash Merino/Nylon Sock in the K’mon-I-Wanna-Leia Colorway this fun pattern works up quickly and makes nice squishy socks with just the right amount of lace.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
“The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling dusk” - GWF Hegel
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This easy lace pattern makes the most of multi-colored yarns by sweeping the colors to and fro to break up pooling and add interest.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Broken Chocolate Bar Socks - A Sock Recipe
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the January 2009 sock for the Politically Incorrect sock club. Columns of fascine rib make a tidy snug-fitting sock. The slip-stitch rib pattern breaks up any pooling with hand-dyed yarns.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the February 2009 sock for the Politically Incorrect sock club. Columns of heart-lace line up with simple ribbing and a girly picot edge to make a very, very pink sock. Perfect for Valentine’s, October, or anytime you want extra girly feet!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is the March 2009 sock for the Politically Incorrect sock club. Worked magic loop style from the top down this pattern has modified ribbing that flows into the columns of horseshoe lace and clover lace. Double the lucky for you!
Knitting: Tote
Lamb’s Pride Bulky felts up to a wonderfully thick fabric that make up the simple and fun style of the Saltwater Taffy Bag. In pink & green it’s a candy-colored confection. This pattern includes intarsia and cabling.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Caloroso: Musically speaking, it means with warmth and animation. Sockally speaking, it’s these bright and warm socks made from another one of Sugarbee Studios’ latest colorways. Rich and beautiful in the silk & merino blend, these socks are a warm indulgence.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Worked in two colors of worsted weight cotton. Takes about half a ball each when using Peaches & Creme. If you reverse the color of crochet lace on the 2nd washcloth, you can get 2 washcloths out of two balls.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This snug cable hat comes in two sizes, designed to fit normal heads and really big noggins (like my husband pictured) alike. Malabrigo never disappoints and it cables like a dream.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Lazy waves run up and down these socks knit up in beach inspired yarn dyed up by Sugarbee Studios. Paired yarnovers and slanted decreases make the lines wave back and forth to make the most of variegated yarn. You can always check yourself on this easy to memorize pattern by making sure the purl columns line up! Pay attention when you get to the...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I held the socks up to my son for his approval. He said, “Cool! What are they called?” I told him I had no idea. He beamed. They’re sockadelic!” And so the sockadelic socks were named. After that, what else could you call them? On these socks, a modified k2, p1 rib flows into the wavy chevron pattern that is strong enough to stand up against thi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
In Greek mythology, the Alseids were the nymphs of the glens and the groves. They liked to scare travelers. We’ll call them mischievous. This lovely hat will make you look like a wood nymph, with its leafy brim and its cabled trees. Worked up in a cozy worsted weight yarn, it can be done in two colors, or all in one. This pattern is only given i...
Knitting: Cardigan
This little summery something will carry you right into fall, especially if you work the 3/4 sleeve version. Quick to knit, the simple lace pattern is easy to memorize.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A simple wave and shield pattern from the first Barbara Walker Treasury yields beautiful results. The strong lines hold their own even against brightly colored variegated yarns. The pattern itself is much easier than it looks, as the repeat is simple to memorize, and on the even rows you work the stitches as they appear and just knit into the ya...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As I was driving across the Cedar River a few months ago, I noticed the bridge was named the Deaton Memorial Bridge. Since my brain is in design mode constantly lately, I instantly filed that one as a good name for a uni-sex sock – one that could be pretty enough for a woman, but still have a classic look that could be called manly. It’s all in ...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Written up for women’s sizes small, medium, and large, these cushy anklets can be worked top-down with a gusseted heel, or toe-up with a short row heel. They work up quickly on size 4 needles and make a great quick gift.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Jivelle is a floppy, foldable hat to keep the summer sun off your head and neck. It works up simply in one skein of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in sizes small/medium and medium/large, and is a cute addition to your summer wardrobe.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
A quick and easy blanket made out of fluffy and soft machine-washable yarn. Perfect for a fast and fabulous baby shower gift, this blanket will be well-loved and used.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
A lovely warm hat made out of the softest Malabrigo. With its fold up brim and detailed cabling, it’s guaranteed to keep your ears warm in style. Available in adult sizes S/M and M/L.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Important Note! If you downloaded this pattern prior to 4/30/2008, please go grab the corrected version!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Perfect for a quick present or an instant gratification project. It only uses one skein of bulky yarn and works up in a snap on size 10.5 needles. The decreases are carefully constructed to run cables all the way to the top of the hat.