The Alaska Hat pattern by Camille Descoteaux is a fun beanie pattern, inspired by northern lights in Alaska, with trees rising up out of a ribbed brim into a colourful sky above. Our samples were done in Lang Mille Colori Baby and RCY Hat Trick Semi Solid.
You can use any fingering weight, self patterning yarn and a high contrast solid colour from your stash or you can pick up one of our new Alaska Hat kits. The key with this project is to use colours that are of high contrast to one another....and we've paired up some of our favourite combos.
For yarns, we've used Lang Cashsoft Baby, made from recycled cashmere and merino wool for the ribbing and trees of the hat (Yarn A). Cashsoft Baby is very soft to the touch, and feels amazing right next to the skin.
For the colourful sky background, we are using Louisa Harding Amitola (Yarn B), in colours that blend gently from one shade to the next to create a beautiful backdrop for the pattern. With a blend of silk and wool, the fabric has rich colour with a subtle shine.
Make a fun pompom with your leftover yarns, if you'd like one.
Note - Pattern is not included in the kit. Pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and is designed as a One Size fits all - fits heads between 21” and 23” of circumference.
Each Kit includes:
•2 balls of Lang Cashsoft Baby (Yarn A) 50% Cashmere (recycled), 50% merino extrafine, Ball Weight and length: 25g / 0.88oz and 120 m / 131 yds and
• 1 ball of Louisa Harding Amitola (Yarn B)80% Wool, 20% Silk - ball weight and length: 50 g / 1.8 oz, 250 m/ 273 yards
You will also need the following notions
• Tapestry needle
• Pompom maker
Care Instructions: Machine wash, gentle. Lay flat to dry.
Note - Pattern is not included in the kit. Pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.
Note about yarns from our website: Photographs aren't perfect; they don't capture the texture and feel of the yarn. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product. If you would like assistance with selecting a colour or an opinion/advice on finding a good yarn for your project, please feel free to give us a call.