Yarn Along, Nov. 11, 2015 - Little Red Farmstead

Yarn Along: Hats & Cold Antler Farm

Yarn Along, Nov. 11, 2015 - Little Red Farmstead

After so much recent leaf-raking, my hands and wrists have been pretty achey. Knitting socks on tiny, fiddly needles isn’t fun with achey hands, so I decided to change things up and knit some things on larger needles for a while. Plus, with cooler temperatures coming, having some extra hats and mittens is always nice, right?! (So is knitting from my stash and using up some old yarn!)

I’m not really following any particular hat pattern — just basic 2×2 ribbing, then stockinette, and even decreases around the top. I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns* for just these types of situations, because I find myself more and more gravitating toward utilitarian-type knitting like this: basic hat, basic mittens, basic socks, etc.

I recently won this copy of Jenna Woginrich‘s Cold Antler Farm* in a giveaway on Michigansnowpony’s YouTube channel. I haven’t had a chance to start it yet, but I’m hoping to start it this week. With the days getting shorter and colder, I can’t think of anything better than curling up with a good book in the evenings!

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Amanda lives with her family on a little red farmstead in northwestern Pennsylvania. By day she's a web developer specializing in WordPress and in her off time she enjoys working with goats and other livestock on the farm, canning, knitting, and crocheting.


  • Debbie

    i love making hat’s, because it’s easy knitting and can be done almost anywhere. i always like to have one small, thoughtless project going!!!!

  • Jeanette

    I am currently in a sock craze. made my first a week ago and can’t stop now 😉 That book looks so good! I’m enthralled with sheep. We have goats but…sheep…I want to add them someday! Have a great week!