I'm thrilled to announce the release of my newest pattern, the Hygge Hat & Mitt Set!
I don't know about you, but right around this time every year, I get really tired of winter. Last year, I came across the term hygge, pronounced (hoo-ga), in an article about how Danes have a different mindset about their long cold winters in the Northern hemisphere. This Danish word (with no direct English translation) evokes a sense of coziness, comfort, friendship, and the enjoyment of simple moments. It’s a celebration of the little traditions that see them through the dark winter months, like lighting candles or gathering around the fire with a hot drink and good friends. For me, hygge is knitting. Curling up with yarn and needles by the fire is the epitome of coziness and comfort in the middle of winter. As soon as I discovered this new word, I knew I had to design something around it for the long Midwestern winters that celebrated the idea of knitting as hygge.
The Hygge Hat and Mitts are designed to be total comfort knits, both in the making and the wearing. They're knit up with just 2-3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (shown in Tincture), a beautifully springy DK weight yarn. Both the hat and mitts feature a simple cable pattern that’s easy to memorize and perfect to try if you're new to cables. The cable texture creates a warm fabric to keep your hands and head cozy all winter long.
I've been wearing my own Hygge hat & mitts all week in the snow, freezing rain, and cold we've had here in Wisconsin. I think you'll love this pattern at least as much as I do! After you cast on, tag your knitting with #hyggehatandmitts and #elizabethstreetknits so we can all see your beautiful work! Happy knitting!