Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Review: Appalachian Baby Tally Ho Cap Knitting Kit

Last year, I reviewed some delightful organic cotton yarn from Appalachian Baby Designs (click here if you missed it). So when they offered me a chance to review a project kit from one of their 2 new pattern collections, naturally I said yes!


I had a choice of patterns from the Tally Ho and Boho Collections, and picked the Tally Ho Cap in Blue and Indigo, which retails at $19 (I was sent this kit for free in exchange for my honest review). I was hoping for a fun, instant-gratification knit, and that is exactly what I got! Each kit includes a printed pattern and enough yarn to knit the project pictured. I found the pattern easy to follow and well written, there was just one tiny bit of errata I discovered (the Main and Contrast colors got flipped - it happens!), but I alerted the folks at Appalachian Baby so that they can note this in the Ravelry listing and update future printed copies of the pattern.

I knit the hat in about four days' time, and could have finished it sooner if I were a monogamous knitter. It's knit flat and then seamed, which allows you to perfectly match up the stripes without any "jumps" which you would get when knitting in the round.
Unseamed Hat
This fun and simple hat is perfect for a last-minute baby gift, or you can go all-out and knit the matching Pullover and Blanket to make an adorable (and organic!) layette to welcome baby...and did I mention that the yarn is machine washable AND dryable, too? Here is my finished hat after machine washing and drying:
Finished Hat
This project kit is the perfect quick knit for a last-minute baby gift, or if you have more time, you can knit the matching sweater from the Tally Ho collection -  click here to visit the Appalachian Baby Designs website to shop yarn, kits, and patterns.

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