Today’s Quickie is a snazzy hat with all sorts of ways to customize: here’s Spoke by Tanja Fleischer!
I’ve wanted to design a hat for ages, but inspiration never quite struck. But as I walked home from my LYS, my mind still on the new skein of Rios in Lavanda in my bag, I passed dozens of bikes waiting for their owners while my own bike quietly rattled beside me. As I mounted my bike the wheels in my head started turning too, and a design was born!
Spoke is a modern swirly hat that takes only one skein of Malabrigo Rios and is knitted up in no time. It can be knitted in various styles, sizes and fabric options, as well as choosing the direction of the swirl, making for a total of 16 possible hats in just one pattern. A double-sided brim keeps your ears warm even as you cruise around town. A semi-solid or solid colorway works best for this hat – but the bold rib pops nicely enough if you, like me, just love to use the gorgeous variegated colors of Malabrigo.
You can find Spoke on Ravelry here– Tanja’s offering this lovely pattern at 50% off until February 10th with the code “Quickie”!
You can also see all our past Quickies here!
What are Malabrigo Quickies?
Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.