Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mini KAL: Hatamaran!

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Oh hi, friends!

So over the summer, my friend Sara and I did an impromptu hat knitalong, which we decided to call Hatamaran - because nonsensical boat puns are the best, that's why? :D

Well anyhoo, the tradition stuck, and now we're doing it again - only this time, you're invited to join along!

Use Hatamaran as an excuse to get some serious gift-knitting done - or, treat yourself, and knit a bazillion hats while dancing around and singing HATS HATS ALL OF THEM FOR MEEEE!!! and throwing pom-poms at your unsuspecting foes. Either way, it should be a delightful time.

The Rules of Hatamaran, should you choose to accept them:

  • The official Hatamaran kick-off is Tuesday November 22nd, 2016 and it will end on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, at 11:59 pm.
  • Pick a number of hats that is challenging - but doable! - for you to knit in 11 days.
    1 hat? 5 hats? 11 hats? Doesn't matter! Your goal is up to you.
  • Pick yarn and pattern combinations for each hat.
    Feel free to knit multiples of the same pattern, or all different patterns; be virtuous and stash dive, or be awesome and treat yourself to new yarn or patterns (any and all hat patterns are fair game!). Whatever is best for you is best for Hatamaran!
  • Post on the Ravelry group in the Hatamaran thread, or to Instagram with #hatamaran - (you can always tag me @indie.knits)
    In your first post, feel free to share how many hats you're hoping to knit. As you work, share those yarn cakes and WIP pictures, and we shall ooh and ahh over your Hatamaran-itude. Hatamaran-ary. Hatamaran-agement.
  • Make all the hats!!!!!!!
    Annnnnd this part is self-explanatory. :D

Prizes & Treats!

  • From now until the end of the knitalong, use the coupon code HATAMARAN to get a 20% discount on any of my hat patterns. (And if you can't quite commit to Hatamaran, that's okay too! You don't need to participate to take advantage of the code.)
  • Post a photo on the Ravelry thread and/or Instagram featuring any and all of your bound-off Hatamaran projects (end-weaving not required) by Friday, December 2nd, at 11:59 pm. From there, I'll choose 2 folks - 1 each from Ravelry and Instagram - to receive a free download of any of my independently-released patterns! Feel free to double-dip and post to both to increase your odds of winning.
  • I will post winners of the giveaway on Tuesday, December 6th. And if we have a big turn-out, I may add additional prizes for things like Most Epic Hatamaran, or Silliest Hatamaran Project. So feel free to get creative!

    That's it! I hope you'll join us for this very silly knitalong.

    On your mark... get set... AHOY!


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