New Pattern! Thryth Hat for Herdy

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This has been a fun week so far, and we’re only at Tuesday! Two sneak peeks and a pattern release to boot. Plus all sorts of fun behind the scenes too.

I would like to introduce the Thryth Hat designed by The Red Fox and Gown for Herdy, a fun British company that I mentioned in my previous post. I love Herdy! And I hope you love the new ear flap hat. I just had to include pom poms and faux thrums. The hat is made from their luxurious bulky Herdywool, which I totally recommend.

The Thryth Hat for Herdy keeps you stylish and your ears toasty during inclement weather year round on all your adventures. The hat is topped with a giant pompom and features earflaps and braids with small pompoms. The hat is available in one adult size.

Skiills Required:
Backward cast on, knit st, purl st, placing st markers, working in the round, stockinette fabric, colourwork, decreases, bind off, sewing, braiding, pompom making, weaving in ends.

Finished Dimensions:
The finished hat fits heads approximately 20” to 23” (51cm – 58.5cm) in circumference.

If you’re interested in a KAL for the new design, check out The Red Fox and Gown group on Ravelry for good times.

What do you think?

x Rena

Fun With Herdy

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Herdy! If you know of Herdy, you’re probably already smiling. If you are just learning now about Herdy, welcome to the fun world of Herdy wool and giftware. In a nutshell, Herdy is an English company established in northern England’s Lake District selling Herdwick sheep themed items with a modern design twist. They offer sustainable business practices and support local upland fell farmers. Herdy is a nickname for the local Herdwick sheep.

Herdwick Tups in a bachelor flock.

When I discovered Herdy last year, I was fascinated. They have a very distinct, modern style with their giftware, which is what has in part led to their success. Their simple, clean aesthetic is very appealing and tough to resist in their shop. I admit I’ve succumbed and I bet I will again sometime soon. They have everything from knitting notions to kitchenware, stationary to throws and more.

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I ordered a set of Herdy stitch markers because they were way too cute and bright to resist.

And for Christmas, my sister very kindly bought me a peeping Herdy tote. It has plenty of pockets to hold your notions and it’s roomy enough to take along even your largest knitting project.

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I would love a set of these adorable mugs…

herdy-peep-mug-group…to add to my collection of sheep mugs. They’re so lovely!

Or even a salt and pepper shaker set:

Salt&Pepper-grey-clipI would be remiss if I did not mention Herdy’s new line of wool, Herdywool. Their new line of wool is in bulky weight, and it is incredibly soft and squishy. Ask me how I know… yes, I’ve happened to acquire some lovely wool. Keeping true to their local credentials, Herdywool is sourced in Britain. There currently are seven colours in their palette, including green, blue, pink, purple, orange, grey and ecru. The story about how I came to have said wool I will save for another post, soon! My lips are sealed until then.

Most importantly, they have a section of their website devoted to Herdy fun. Who doesn’t love fun? There are goodies from Herdy graphic desktop wallpaper, a link to an adorable free Herdwick sheep knitting pattern, and last but not least, Herdy short films. Watch Herdy hijinks in the hills and more. Trust me, it’s worth it.

So, welcome to my love affair with Herdy. This post is also a hint of something exciting to come…

x Rena