Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 Blue Monday is a quick and easy, worsted weight hat and mitten set, designed in Spud and Chloe's super cozy Sweater Yarn.  This pattern's a great way to play with colors and a little texture, without getting too complex.  Instead of stranded colorwork, an alternating slipped stitch pattern gives the effect below. 

 The PDF is free and downloadable on the Spud and Chloe site:  http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/


It's a great way to play with color combinations.  I had a little pink S&C floating around in my stash, so when I was done with the blue version,  I whipped off a second hat, which you can see in the pics below.  There's something delicate about the pink/brown that I just love.  The Waterslide (blue) against the Chocolate Milk (brown) is also great together, and I am dying to mix the Cider (orange) and Grape (purple) as well - some deep, gorgeous shades!  But Spud and Chloe has a ton of amazing colors, so you can choose your own.
(I think my pink is Watermelon, FYI). 
 

Anyways, I digress!   Color combinations are a little addictive. 

 It's a perfect spring and summer project - easy to carry, quick to make, free - and you'll be set way before fall comes.


BTW,  A Blue Monday is an actual drink - according to Mr Boston's.  (p. 132)

1.5 oz vodka
.75 oz triple sec
1 dash of blue food coloring

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.  

7 comments:

magli840 said...

Blue Monday - a drink and an awesome 80's-era dance tune by New Order :-)

Thea said...

oooh, didn't know about the dance tune! Off to you tube....

AntiquityTravelers said...

ha! of course there is a drink for a 'blue monday!' love the color matches .. cute patterns

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing this with all of us...I'm waiting on Charleston Tea

Hilary said...

I can't tell you how much I adore brights against neutrals these days -- I LOVE that blue and brown combo! And what a cool stitch pattern.

P.S. Dying to read the latest installment in the Planter's Punch story...that's going to be a cool design!

Monica said...

Two freebies for the price of...nothing? Double yay! Thanks for sharing the link for the pattern and the cocktail recipe.

Seanna Lea said...

I love that you released this pattern and only days later it was over 80 degrees. Hats and mittens for next winter!