how to knit a unicorn, a whale, and jack sparrow

Last year we discovered a really rather exceptional knitter. She sent us the Unicorn hat you see below, along with a little Santa and Robin hat. Her Unicorn went on to win our hat of the year competition. We fell in love with it, and her. Her name is Susan Smith. And now you can knit your own Unicorn too, download her pattern here.

Unicorn new

This year she has sent us another broad selection of beautifully crafted and detailed hats, and has sent in a couple of patterns too. Make your own Jack Sparrow, because pirates aaaaaaarrre fun to make.

Or you could knit up a Whale if you're feeling aquatic?

A great big thank you to Susan for all the hats and for sending us her patterns.

Remember, the deadline for hats is Friday 14th October. Happy knitting.