Rocky Mountain Beanie Pattern & Creative Process
I love love LOVE this beanie! There have been a few chilly days the past few weeks & every one of them has included me popping this wooly goodness on my head & having the best & coziest day ever.
The inspiration for this hat comes from my best friend Maddie (of the Maddie Headband) & her cross-country move to Denver, Colorado. Maddie is like a beanie personified - so warm & inviting but also kind of hip and edgy. She's the coolest, & I decided she needed a beanie to go with her to the Rocky Mountains. Since the Adventurer Collection is named for a life of exploring, it made sense to name this beanie after the magnificent mountain range of her new home.
It's really a rather simple pattern & construction, but the allover texture & slouchy yet snug fit make it a wardrobe staple. I wanted a twisty rib that was extremely elastic, & spent quite a bit of time swatching to find the perfect stitch pattern at the perfect gauge. What resulted was a very short brim, small continuous cables (worked without a cable needle), & the perfect combination of snug & slouch.
Knit up in springy DK weight yarn, this is a pretty quick pattern that only requires a single skein for either size (Adult Small/Medium & Adult Large/X-Large). Perfect for gift knitting, selfish knitting, or both!