**Update-- Congrats to Kristin, the winner of the hat pattern!
I love almost everything about fall. Pumpkins and squash. Football. Cooler weather. Sweatshirts, hats and scarves. But one thing I don't love is the sinus infection I get every fall.
I consoled myself by purchasing a new knitting pattern so I had something to keep me busy while I sat on the couch between naps. Four days later I didn't have a sinus infection anymore (yay antibiotics!), but I did have a new fall hat.
I used the same yarn for this project that I used for the Herringbone Cowl -- Malabrigo Worsted in a color called Chapel Stone. The yarn is soft merino wool and shows off the pattern nicely. It's perfect for a hat because it's stretchy and makes a hat that fits snugly without being too tight.
The pattern I used was the Kathleen Hat from Jane Richmond Designs. After I finished the hat, I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with my readers. Jane graciously offered to give away a free copy of the pattern to one of you!
If you'd like to be entered to win a copy, simply comment on this post and let me know what you're knitting (leave a link to the pattern or project if you have one!)
PS. I recommend checking out Jane's other patterns. She has some great designs for accessories and sweaters.
The cables on this pattern aren't very hard and you'll memorize the pattern after a few rounds. We've had a really beautiful fall in Denver, but snow is in the forecast and I'm sure I'll be using this to keep warm this week. One of the best parts about this hat is that it goes with every outfit, it's warm and it doesn't mess up / flatten my hair.