Silverfox Hats

Soon after I released my Silverfox Cardigan I started receiving requests for a matching hat. I pretty quickly came up with a cute little bonnet using the same cable motifs on garter background — I love bonnets for younger babies and toddlers who will instantly remove any other type of hat placed on their heads, and thus, here’s Silverfox Bonnet (which comes in sizes Newborn to Child:)

But of course, the bonnet style is a bit girly, and I thought I’d better come up with a classic beanie as well, with a slouch option because why not, and sizing from Newborn to Adult. Behold Silverfox Beanie and Slouch:

So here you go, 2 Silverfox Hats, available both as individual patterns and as a discounted eBook (click on image to go to Ravelry for eBook purchase):



Dans la hotte du Père Noël…

Ça tricote dur en ce moment! J’ ai fini une série d’accessoires commandés par la maman de Gabe, et je suis maintenant grandement à la bourre pour mes cadeaux de Noël à moi…

Voici donc le résultats des courses pour le moment:

Crofter's Cowl

Pattern: Crofter’s Cowl by Gudrun Johnston, available for free on Ravelry

Yarn: Rowan Kid Classic


The Boy Hat

Pattern: The Boy Hat by Elizabeth Heath-Heckman, available for free on Ravelry

Yarn: 100% Handspun Mongolian cashmere by Jade Sapphire

Candle Flame Cowl

Pattern: Candle Flame Cowl by Julia Allen, available for free on Ravelry

Yarn: Malabrigo merino worsted

Knitted Neck Scarf

Pattern: Knitted Neck Scarf by Martha Stewart, available for free on Ravelry

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange (100% baby alpaca)

Irish Hiking Hat for twin #1

Pattern: Irish Hiking Hat by Blackhorsefree, available for free on Ravelry

Yarn: 100% undyed baby alpaca

Regular Guy Beanie for twin #2

Pattern: Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright, available for free on Ravelry

Yarn: 100% undyed baby alpaca

Knitting marathon: ’tis the season! I finished a few accessories that Gabe’s mom had ordered from me, and I’m now super late to finish my own Christmas knitting…



Et oui, c’est pas tout ça, mais on est le treize, et la journée est déjà bien avancée pour la plupart des participantes, donc, vite vite il a fallu finir dans l’avion du retour pour être dans les temps:


I’m part of a knitalong of sorts called the Trico’Treize, where everybody posts a cable or intarsia-based project on their blog on the thirteenth of each month. This, of course, is meant to keep things challenging and to share any frustrations of victories with these two techniques… I had to hurry up and finish my project on the plane home:


I got going as soon as I got to my seat

I got going as soon as I got to my seat


Ce mois-ci, donc, j’ai choisi le jacquard à fils tirés, avec ce modèle bicolore trouvé dans le dernier Interweave Knits magazine. Il s’intitule “Harvard Square Cap” par Sean Riley.


This month, I chose “Harvard Square Cap” by Sean Riley, a two-color Fair Isle pattern so that I could practice my color stranding without making a big mess. I found it in the latest Interweave Knits.



Early morning photoshoot: yes, I picked out a blurry one 😉


Initialement j’avais prévu ce bonnet pour Gabe, mais comme indiqué dans les instructions du modèle, il faut que les fils tirés ne soient PAS tirés justement, mais très lâches, sinon le tricot manquera d’élasticité. Or, comme établi dans le post précédent, Gabe a une très grosse tête. Donc le bonnet sera mien, hé hé! Et sinon, le jacquard est ma nouvelle activité favorite! Vraiment très sympa à tricoter.


This cap was meant for Gabe initially, but it wouldn’t stretch enough for his very large head (in spite of Sean Riley’s warning to strand VERY loosely, I must have kept things too tight). So the hat shall be mine after all =)






FO: his and hers hats

Even though Gabe objects to this present post’s title, it will just have to do. I thought I’d just write a quick post, let pictures speak for themselves. I just haven’t been very inspired to write lately

Pattern: Jake’s Cable Beanie, available for free here

Yarn: 1 skein Blue Sky Alpaca dyed cotton in Tomato and about .2 in Drift. Knit holding 2 strands to get approximate gauge

Needles: Size US 10.5 double-pointed

Mods: I ran out of red yarn, so I lenghtened the hat with about 2″ of straightforward ribbing (see photo below with unrolled band

Pattern: Banana Republic Hat Knockoff, available for free on

Yarn: Lion’s Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

Needles: Size US 10.5 double-pointed

Mods: I just added a couple of rounds to make sure the hat was long enough. I think it turned out a little big too big. I sewed on two shell buttons on the band.