New Pattern: The Everyday Lined Hat!
Denise Bayron of Bayron Handmade just released the Everyday Lined Hat pattern! On the surface, this appears to be a very simple and straightforward beanie; but like most designs that Denise creates, there is more than meets the eye. Her patterns, while very approachable, aim to be skill-building and usually incorporate some surprise elements!
In this pattern, you'll make a top-down hat using raglan increases (imparting skills needed to make a raglan sweater)! Video tutorials will guide you through techniques including magic loop and an easy tubular bind-off.
The best and most interesting feature of this pattern is that it is lined! Denise includes instructions to sew a lining into the beanie making this a knitting and a sewing project! Several suggestions are given to the type of material to line the beanie with depending upon your lifestyle, climate and intended use. We have put together a few kits to get you started here and this pattern is great for EVERYONE! It would be a super nice gift to give!
Denise and I will be hosting a Make-A-Long for the Everyday Hat beginning on Friday, June 5th. We will be offering a prize and it will be super fun! Gather all your materials and join us to cast-on at 5pm PST! More details to come.SHOP EVERYDAY HAT KITS
I sat down with Denise from Bayron Handmade (virtually of course!) to connect about the new pattern release and to catch up! I love Denise's style and I appreciate how thoughtful she is in her design work. I had the chance to ask her a few questions about her life and here ya go!
RD: What was your very first project (knit or sewn?) and do you still have it?
DB:My first knit project was a turban! I kept it for a really long time, but just recently donated it to my local American Cancer Society Charity Shop. I took a photo for posterity, but decided it is better to live minimally with the things I use regularly, rather than holding on to more "stuff." It was a heather grey turban-style beanie and it was rather cute!!
RD: Salty or Sweet?
DB:Sweet! Definitely. My favorite combo is dark chocolate with dates. OMG, yum!
RD: What inspired you to start designing?
DB:I wanted to make the clothes I can't find in the world. It's also a very cathartic experience to imagine something in my head and work to figure out the math and the construction. Nothing else beats the sensation of seeing a concept turn into a real tangible thing! Then seeing that thing worn by other people in the world magnifies the joy even more!
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