Pattern week: Fyberspates Cumulus

It's the last Friday of the month and that means a new pattern for Cumulus!  

Introducing the Becloud Hat by Charlotte Walford: 

Becloud Hat by Charlotte Walford

Knitted with two or three colours of Fyberspates Cumulus the hat uses two strands held together to create an ombre effect.  We used #905/Moonlight and #906/Turquoise in the two colour version (shown above) and #907/Magenta, #908/Plum and #913/Slate in the three colour version (shown below).  

Becloud Hat three colour by Charlotte Walford

We love the gradient effect achieved with the three colour version and using Cumulus doubled makes the most gorgeous soft, warm fabric, while remaining really lightweight.  Cumulus also makes awesome pompoms and we couldn't resist adding one to the top of these hats.  You only need a ball of each colour to make a hat and it's the perfect chance to experiment with colour!  

So it's giveaway time!  

Our giveaway last month was won by Isabel Alexander who commented: 

I would knit my beautiful newborn son a little cardigan in Kunzite because it would complement his amazing big blue eyes. I don't get much knitting time at the moment as he keeps me very busy and it's really precious to me to carve out those little moments to make him tiny handknits 😊

The prize is winging its way to her!  

This month our giveaway is a bit different.... it's a knit-along!

As this is such a quick and simple pattern to knit we thought it would be really fun to do a KAL and see what you come up with!  

So here's how it will work: 

You can download the hat for free on Ravelry until Friday 11th March, just visit the Ravelry page here, add the pattern to the cart and type (or copy and paste) the code becloudhat into the coupon code box.  

To join the KAL and have a chance to win a prize, visit our Ravelry group.  

We'll have a chat thread where you can post about your progress and get help with any questions you might have and advice on colour choices.  

There will also be an FO (finished object) thread where you can post a picture of your finished hat (or hats).  Each finished Becloud Hat knitted in Fyberspates Cumulus and posted in this thread before the end of March (Thursday 31st March 2016) will be entered into our prize draw for a chance to win one of our fab prizes.  

So here's what you can win!   

One knitter will win one of our fab new Dandelion Clocks Shawl kits in Cumulus, designed by Charlotte Walford of Lottieknits.  The kit contains three balls of Cumulus and the pattern, all in a cute printed canvas bag.  

Dandelion Clocks Shawl Kit

Two knitters will each win an exclusive printed project bag.  

.... and Lottie will choose her two favourite hats and the knitters of those hats will win a pattern of their choice from the Lottieknits Ravelry store.  

To help you pick your colour scheme, here's the full range of Cumulus colours:  

For inspiration, check out our previous yarn of the month posts:

Yarn Focus: Fyberspates Cumulus

Pattern Focus: Fyberspates Cumulus

Project Focus: Fyberspates Cumulus

You can find stockists of Cumulus here

Good luck!  See you for the KAL!