My new pattern, "Seedling" is now available for purchase.

This slouchy, beanie-style hat features fledgling plants sprouting up on one side. 
It's very reminiscent of the new springtime growth that I am seeing all around me in the garden.

I live in a part of the country where the weather is relatively mild... so it already feels like spring outside. I feel a little guilty sharing that since I know that many of you are buried in snow at the moment. Sorry about that...

It will be spring outside for all of us sooner or later and while you are waiting, you can enjoy this little 
springtime knit and be reminded that young new plants and warmer weather are right around the corner.

For this knit, I indulged once again in one of my favorite yarns, Becoming Art. This time in the Cielo Worsted with the colorway "Looking Out". What a lovely blend of vibrant greens. 
This yarn is crisp and offers excellent stitch definition.

I knit up a second sample of the Seedling hat in The Fibre Company Canopy yarn in the Conifer colorway. You can find this hat in the last picture. The color looks similar to the Becoming Art yarn due to lighting, but in real life the Conifer colorway is much lighter. This yarn has a softer hand and produces a fabric with more drape. Although the yarn texture differs from the Cielo Worsted, I think that it still showed off the Seedling pattern really nicely. 

Both yarns are a great option, and these green colorways are so gorgeous.

Here is the pattern information for those of you who are interested in making a Seedling hat of your very own:

Women’s Medium-Large 
(fits 19–23” / 48–58cm head circumference)
Brim Circumference approx 17” / 43cm unstretched.
Dark Green Version: Becoming Art Cielo Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yd / 183m per 4 oz / 114g skein; color: Looking Out; 1 skein or approx 180 yd / 165m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Medium Green Version: The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Viscose Bamboo; 100 yd / 91m per 1.75 oz / 50g skein; color: Conifer; 2 skeins or approx 180 yd / 165m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarns: Madelinetosh Vintage, Cascade 220
1 16” / 40cm US6 / 4mm circular needle 
1 set of US6 / 4mm double pointed needles 
Stitch markers in 2 different colors 
Tapestry needle

It's a fun quick knit that I'm sure you will enjoy! 

Happy knitting!