January 16, 2014

Wintery Mix (& Giveaway!)

The Arctic Hat, Trapper Hat, and Polar Hat in Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky.

The recent weather is right in step with our new toasty warm Bulky Hat Collection.

The Bear Hat, Fox Hat, and Rabbit Hat in Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky.

And if you’re in need of a fun way to keep warm, today could be your lucky day.

We’re giving away six Bulky Hat Collection booklets along with all the yarn needed to make your favorite from the collection.

To enter leave a comment (one per person please) telling us which hat you would like to make and how you’ve been spending these sub-zero days. Are you braving the wind and bundling up to play in the snow or keeping cozy inside by knitting the cold away?




146 Responses to “Wintery Mix (& Giveaway!)”

  1. January 17, 2014 at 10:09 am Candace McKenna says:

    Bear Hat!!!!! BRRRRR, even in Savannah where we are never prepared for cold weather!

  2. January 17, 2014 at 10:11 am Beverly says:

    I would like to make the rabbit hat for my sweet granddaughters who live in CT. Here in IL it’s cold and snowy, I’m staying in to knit!!

  3. January 17, 2014 at 10:37 am debra copeland says:

    i love the polar hat and ive been knitting up a storm :D

  4. January 17, 2014 at 10:37 am Molly says:

    I would love to make the Trapper Hat for my Friend in Colorado. This hat would be awesome for him to hit the slopes with! Very trendy!

  5. January 17, 2014 at 10:40 am Georgia says:

    The fox and bear for two little boys who love to sled. I’ll sit inside with a cup of tea and my knitting and watch the snow.

  6. January 17, 2014 at 10:41 am Joanne says:

    The Polar Hat. I’ve been knitting a lot this winter – making hats for needy kids at a couple local elementary schools.

  7. January 17, 2014 at 10:46 am Karin says:

    The Arctic Hat! Have been admiring it for awhile. Relatively new knitter and have have been trying to push myself to learn new techniques. I think I am ready to try a hat!

  8. January 17, 2014 at 10:52 am Sarri says:

    This is so hard to choose! I love these hats. I would pick the polar hat because that playful pompom on top just makes the grey winter skies in the northwest cheerful. I live on Whidbey Island in Washington State and i spend the winter days hoping for snow and praying we don’t lose power, knitting on the one or two projects in every room of my house! But honestly, i do that all year round :) . I squeeze my work as a therapist and teaching boundary workshops around my knitting.

  9. January 17, 2014 at 11:07 am Ellen says:

    Brrrrrrrr…..going to and fro between work and home. Knitting every chance I get and making hats and gloves to keep my friends and loved ones warm. I would love to make the Polar Hat in that powder blue, my lifelong favorite color!

  10. January 17, 2014 at 11:55 am Rita G says:

    I would love to make the arctic hat. I am staying warm just knitting and going to check for eggs from my chickens every couple of hours.

  11. January 17, 2014 at 11:57 am Leslie Olson says:

    The Trapper Hat for sure……underground heated parking, ankle length puffy coat and quick movements when outdoors.

  12. January 17, 2014 at 11:59 am Kristen says:

    I would make the Arctic hat. I have been knitting a sweater and reading.

  13. January 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm Kim says:

    The Arctic Hat. I live in the arctic right now. Literally like that in Wisconsin. So the hat would be perfect. Have been knitting sweaters for my kids. Birthday presents that they wanted. Would be fun to knit something for me

  14. January 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm Carol says:

    I would like to make the Polar hat. I stay inside as much as possible, except of course, to make trips to my favorite yarn store. Thank you!

  15. January 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm Morganne says:

    Hard to choose but I think I would either do the arctic hat…or maybe even a bear hat for myself!
    I love wild animals and if I could hibernate like some of them I definitely would. Since I can’t, I prefer to stay warm and knit indoors while drinking copious amounts of tea.
    I am often amazed at the hardiness of our small critters. I mean a chickadee is really just a tiny flying pom pom, and yet it somehow manages to survive our -40C winters!

  16. January 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm Elaine says:

    Loving the Trapper Hat and Arctic Hat. And of course the Blue Sky Alpacas yarns too!

  17. January 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm Danielle says:

    I love all those hats but my favorite one is the Artic Hat.

    I’m living in a very cold city and I love winter and snow but I also love to knit by the fire with my hot chocolate.

    I invite you all to visit Quebec city for the winter carnival, the place to wear your warm hat.

  18. January 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm Barb says:

    I would like to make the bunny hat for my niece because it is almost as cute as she is. Perhaps I should do the fox hat as she loves the video “what does the fox say” but think pink bunnies trump foxes. I am knitting scarves galore to be followed by matching hats and mittens. Time to get Christmas 2014 gifts going!

  19. January 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm DeAnne says:

    All of the hats look so warm and snuggley, but I love to make the Artic Hat. Like many, I’ve been staying out of the cold and knitting! :)

  20. January 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm Sarah says:

    I’ve been enjoying the snow with a grandbaby cozy and warm in more hand knits than he cares to wear…. I think he needs a bear hat too:)

  21. January 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm Charlotte Keinick says:

    Not freezing where I am but my poor kids are! Would love the Polar Hat – can visualize it in soft colour for my Daughter.

  22. January 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm Robin Reynolds says:

    I would love to knit some bunny named Sybil my grand daughter the bunny hat and by knitting it I would stay warm

  23. January 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm Carol says:

    You do not want to hear how I’ve survived the winter as I live in San Diego. BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t knit and don’t get cold or don’t miss the heck out of the midwest where I originated. I do, I do! I do miss the seasonal snow and crisp air and fortunately still need hats even here in soCal. I’ve been spending this winter knitting socks to wear when I visit my family in St. Paul, Minnesota and a scarf for myself for these cool evenings we have. I would knit the little Bear and Fox for my grandchildren. I love the thick comfy look of them and I’ll bet they knit up quickly. The yarn looks very yummy and soft.

  24. January 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm Mimi says:

    I would love to make the rabbit hat! It’s so darling.

    It actually hasn’t been too cold in DC the past few days. But when the Polar Vortex was at its worst, I just stayed home in my comfy chair and worked on late presents for my kids and mom.

  25. January 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm Heidi says:

    I love the artic hat. My cousin used to wear a fur version to most of the winter activities she went to. I no longer have my cousin but her granddaughter was recently born and I think a sized down version would all remind of us the wonderful grandmother she will only know from our memories.

  26. January 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm Diane Mortenson says:

    I would love to make the rabbit hat for my friend’s little daughter – she loves to wear hats! She’s a beautiful little girl and would look so adorable in this hat. As for me, I’ve been busy knitting felted mittens with your yarn. It felts soooooo beautifully!

  27. January 18, 2014 at 2:05 am Katbunny says:

    My name is KatBunny. I want to make the bunny hat and the kat hat. On days I’m feeling more bunny I can wear the bunny hat and the days I’m more katty I can be wearing the awesome kat hat. At 60 I can rock some silly

  28. January 18, 2014 at 3:23 am Cheryl says:

    It’s a toss up between the Arctic hat and the bunny. WooHoo!

  29. January 18, 2014 at 10:16 am fran says:

    I would love to make the Polar Hat and then go skiing

  30. January 18, 2014 at 10:46 am jayne says:

    Love the artic hat! been looking for something flattering for the bitter chicago winds to keep me nice and warm!

  31. January 18, 2014 at 11:20 am Kristen says:

    I want the arctic hat! Very fashionable and perfect for the below zero temps we’ve been having in Missouri.

  32. January 18, 2014 at 11:27 am Amanda says:

    The Trapper hat is my favorite! I’m sure my husband would love it too, but I’d like to wear it myself ;-)

  33. January 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm Cindy Putterman says:

    I am very chilly and going through my stash wondering what to knit knext! Love to make that trapper hat. I know some trapper that would love to warm up!
    Thank you!

  34. January 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm Aimee says:

    A little of both!

  35. January 19, 2014 at 12:07 am Deborah says:

    I love the bear hat and the trapper hat. I spending my days knitting and keeping warm wearing cozy woolies!

  36. January 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm Karen Peterson says:

    Love the rabbit hat and I know the perfect little girl to wear it ;)

  37. January 20, 2014 at 2:36 am Carlene Garrick says:

    I would love to make the Trapper hat! I have four boys that would love wearing this great hat! Here in Minnesota, knitting with wool by the fireplace is a great way to fight sub zero temps!

  38. January 20, 2014 at 10:52 am Anonymous says:

    I like any of the children’s hats. The bear, fox or bunny. I have been spending my time this winter making hats that I donate to our local Empty Stocking program.

  39. January 20, 2014 at 10:53 am Patricia says:

    I am very excited about your hat contest. I love all of the hats patterns, but I especially love the pink hat with the floppy ears. I knit every day and also knit children’s clothes for other people. Hats are a big thing here in the cold northern country and kids love to have new and exciting ones that are fun and also warm. I just finished about ten (10) hats for some children and sure would have loved to have had some of these wonderful patterns for the girls.

  40. January 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm Sue says:

    I would love the arctic hat. Knitting by the fire to warm up after walk outside with my dog.

  41. January 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm Trudywebb says:

    I love them all! I’d like to try something different so the arctic hat. It really hasn’t been cold here in So CA 82 in day, but it does get cooler in the evening.we haven’t even turned on the heater this “winter”.

  42. January 21, 2014 at 7:38 am Margo says:

    I think my husband would love the trapper hat. When not outside playing with the dog or shoveling snow I’m inside knitting or crocheting.

  43. January 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm Suzanne Shattuck says:

    I am going to start working on hats for my husband and two grown boys. Being on disability, I have the luxury of staying inside during the cold.

  44. January 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm Jennifer R. says:

    I have tried to stay inside knitting away (as much as possible). I have been knitting hats, legwarmers and mittens for my little granddaughters. They would be so thrilled to get bunny and bear hats!!!

  45. January 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm melissa neptune says:

    Where is wintery mix pattern to purchase? You pay to advertise in Vogue, then don’t have the pattern?

  46. January 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm Ashley says:

    The arctic hat is perfect for the northeast! I have been locked in studying for midterms but also getting carried away by internet