Spring-Inspired Surprises.

By: Rhonda Potteet

The Pantone 2014 color of the year is “Radiant Orchid,” which is actually a surprise for me, as I oddly had the desire to knit with purple-y colors recently, inspired by my blooming orchid. I’m not so much a “purple person,” if you will, but aren’t these gorgeous?

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In celebration of this beautiful color, I am offering another pattern for purchase:
The “Kaleidoscope Cap” PDF Knitting Pattern, created using Knit Pick’s Gloss in “Velveteen,” which is a supple fingering weight in a vintage-y purple hue. This pattern can be purchased on Etsy here, or on Ravelry here.

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The finished hat has a lovely, detailed eyelet, lace, and cabled design. The top of the cap is designed to come together symmetrically in a starburst design. Once knitted, this hat is a perfect three-season item.

This pattern is a perfect option for any knitter who knows some intermediate techniques of knitting, such as: k2tog, ssk, yo, a simple cable, and knitting in the round. Pattern includes written instructions, suggestions, and color photos. No prior experience needed of making hats since this pattern gives detailed, step-by-step instructions.

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