Rocky Mountain Beanie Pattern & Creative Process

 The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the City Sweater, to be released next week.

The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the City Sweater, to be released next week.

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 Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the Explorer Tank, to be released later this week.

The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the Explorer Tank, to be released later this week.

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.

 The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the Explorer Tank, to be released later this week.

The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the Explorer Tank, to be released later this week.

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!

 The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the City Sweater, to be released next week.

The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the City Sweater, to be released next week.

 The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the European Wrap, to be released next week.

The Rocky Mountain Beanie pictured with the European Wrap, to be released next week.

I flippin' love it, & I hope you all do to! You can purchase the pattern here (or from the photo/link below) & on Etsy & Ravelry. I'll have a few ready made beanies available on Etsy in the next few days, but please contact me at megan@freesiafibers if you'd like to order a custom color!