Featuring: Pimms Cup

Today I thought I’d introduce you to the next Drift Collection pattern in more detail – this is Pimms Cup by Thea Colman. Thea is based in the US, and has been releasing patterns that I have continuously queued. We worked together on a couple of previous patterns – Cardamom Rose and Dubonnet, so I was thrilled that she was up for being involved in our collection.

Anyway, Pimms Cup is a slouchy hat, with a lace pattern and optional bobble. It has just the right amount of slouch, in my biased opinion.

Here are the details you need:


Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK (DK, 100% baby Alpaca; 100m / 109yds per 50g skein)
Shade: Dogwood; 2 x 50g skein(s)

Needles and Accessories

3.25mm (US 3) circular needles, 30 -40cm (12-16in) length (or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge)
3.75mm (US 5) circular needles, 30 -40cm (12-16in) length (or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge)
One set of DPNs in larger size for crown.

Note: If you would like hat to be a bit smaller or larger, go up or down one needle size.


Stitch marker, darning needle


One size
Finished brim circumference: 42.5 cm /16.75in
Finished hat circumference: 45.75 cm /18 in
To fit: 50.75cm / 20in

Length: 24cm / 9.5in

Note: sizing may seem small, however the alpaca yarn creates a knitted fabric that will stretch to fit.


28 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over ribbing stitch, in the round, on 3.25mm/US 3 needles after blocking.
26 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over lace and cable stitch, in the round, on 3.75mm/US 5 needles after blocking.

And here are some links for you

Pattern page on Ravelry

Buy the Ebook on Ravelry

Buy the single print pattern

Buy the print book from Sunday onwards (print copies have digital download codes inside)

Yarn is here

And here’s the Lookbook (which is basically a book preview)

Phew. I’ll let you look through the photos now, anyway. They were shot over the summer (heh) up at the top of the Chevin, looking over Otley and lots more of Yorkshire!


On location


Final word

We’re having a Drift KAL/CAL – it’ll run for three months, will be quite informal, and there’ll be prizes. Come and sign up at our lovely Ravelry group! http://www.ravelry.com/groups/eden-cottage

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