First new pattern for spring: Paravel Hat

By Megan Goodacre

First new pattern for spring: Paravel Hat

Happy first day of spring! And the sun just came out here, through the clouds and the sleet.

The new Paravel Hat pattern is available today! This is a cozy hat in fingering weight, with some simple but satisfying stitch textures. A little traditional Totem Pole lace, and some dense broken rib. And everything comes together at the crown in a tidy quatrefoil shape.

I tested this in two very different yarns: Quince & Co Finch (shown above) and SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine. Finch is firm and elastic, 100% wool, tightly plied. CashLuxe is lighter, with 70% superwash merino and 20% cashmere.

The superwash mean it gains quite a bit of drape after wet blocking. The hat works nicely in both yarns.

The CashLuxe I used for the beanie (you'll see it on the pattern page) is the same CashLuxe that I used for my paravel cowl prototype. A very versatile yarn: work it on 2.5 - 3.0mm needles for nice tight pearly stitches, or go as big as 4.0mm for lovely lightweight drape.