Thoughts from category: pattern of the week

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.


patterns of the week: sheep, pineapple, and ladybird

With our hatty deadline being next Friday 15th October, we hope you have the time and the fast fingers to get your needles round this selection of patterns. We thought as an extra special treat we'd bump up the pattern to patterns, and give you three this week. Kicking them off is this baaaa baaaaa ball of wool, a lovely little sheep like shaun. Get the pattern here.


Next up is a fruity juicy pineapple, pattern from here.


And then we have this beautiful ladybird which was a featured hat in Big Knit's bygone. The pattern is available here.

Ladybird pic

Happy knitting.