Did you just say to yourself, “Hey, don’t I need another slouchy hat?” Of course you did. Betwixt is knit from a bulky weight yarn on U.S. size 10 (6mm) needles, making it a relatively (4-6 hr) quick gift for someone else or yourself! The yarn is SMC Tweed Deluxe, but any bulky weight yarn intended for needle size 10-10.5 would work well. Almost all skeins of yarn come with a recommended needle size and gauge on that needle size written on the ball band.

The hat fits snugly to my head, and the alpaca and wool make this a warm creation. I had been eyeing this yarn at my LYS for a couple of weeks and finally decided it needed to be a hat.

The SMC Tweed Deluxe is also very nice to knit with, and readily available online or if you call my LYS we can tell you what colors we have in stock. At this time, we definitely have the color shown (7112 Brown/white), as well as 7144 Grey/wine, and 7114 Black/White. The yarn has a single color at the core and another color wrapped around it like netting. It’s quite unique.

People always seem to enjoy the sneers and funny faces. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

You can buy the pattern directly here: or read more about it on Ravelry here.

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