Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The First Pattern!

Well, I've finally done it. I've written a pattern. An incredibly creative, awesome pattern, if I do say so myself. I've been knitting baby hats for years, mostly donating them to charity. I've based the hats off a couple of different patterns, but made many a modification along the way.
Now, for your knitting pleasure, all those possibilities are in one booklet - Choose Your Own Baby Hat Adventure.
It's written in the style of the choose-your-own-adventure books I read a lot as a kid. You know those? "You come face to face with fire-breathing dragon. What do you do? If you run and hide, turn to page 5. If you slay the dragon with your hero's sword, turn to page 17." Well, I would turn to page 5, get burned crispy, and that would be that.
However, knitting is an entirely different subject. For this hat, you choose each type of brim, body, top, and extras that you want for you hat, making the decisions by turning pages along the way. It winds up being 24 pamphlet pages, including charts and instructions. It was a bit tricky to figure out how to print that, let me tell you. But the prototype looks good, and I think all it lacks are a few more pictures.
The best part about this pattern is that I'm actually going to sell it at my new local yarn shop, Fringe. Friends who ask nicely may have a copy, but everyone else will just have to get it there. And on the pattern, I do highly encourage the knitter to make at least one of these hats for charity.
Start knitting!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see it!