Mirror Pond Bonnet - Fog and Piedras
The Mirror Pond Bonnet is my own design and the pattern is available on Ravelry or on this website. I often use multiple colors and an accent yarn to make the beanie even more "one of a kind". This style has a looser, almost hood like feel compared to a traditional beanie. The pom sita back further and the slit in the back enables the bonnet to fit lower around the ears. This style was my most popular style during the 2023 holiday shows. It it the style that works well for many, and it the style I suggest to those who "can't wear hats", and they usually end up getting one.
This beanie is made from Malabrigo Rasta in Piedras, Fog, and Molino. It has an accent of Mecha in Mostaza in the star stitches.
Attaching a photo of the Mirror Pond Neck Wrap that coordinates with this bonnet, this will be a new pattern published in early 2024 and is listed on this site.
Care. Merino wool is excellent at keeping its shape and repelling dirt and odors. It can be handwashed in cold water with a mild detergent and then laid flat to air dry.The pom should be removed prior to washing. If you find yourself in a downpour, your head will stay dry, but once inside, I suggest towel drying your beanie, scrunching it together and letting it air dry flat. If after much wear the beanie starts to pill, a sweater shaver is a great way to refreshen the beanie. For the ultimate refresh use a sweater shaver, then handwash and dry the beanie and follow with a final use of the sweater shaver.
Faux Fur Poms. All the beanies and bonnets can have a removable pom. It is attached using a toggle button inside the beanie and makes it easy to take it on and off. When reattaching the pom, insert the two cords about 1.5" apart to make the pom have a more stable base. Thread through the toggle, pull tight and tie in a bow. If you would prefer not to have a faux fur pom use the code NOPOM and $5 will be taken off the price.
Yarn. I use merino wool. This materials is delicious to work with and wear. Merino differs from "regular wool" in that it is much finer, softer, and most importantly does not itch. Most people who cannot wear regular wool can wear merino. Brands such as WoolX and Smartwool use merino wool.
Additional Beanies. Because my beanies are largely one of a kind my website does not always reflect all beanies I have available. Some makers strive to have set patterns and colorways for a season and while this works for some, I prefer to have fun making each unique. I sell at local shows and have yet to master the art of being able to track each items so that if it is sold in person it is removed from the website seamlessly. I welcome you to reach out if you are curious about color ways not listed, in some cases I can do custom work too. I frequently post on Instagram and Facebook under Unraveled Handknits, this can be a great place to give insights on my latest makes or as a reference for custom requests.