Picture this…

It’s post-apocalypse, and now you’re experiencing the devastatingly cold nuclear winter…how will you keep your noggin warm?

Thrumviator 1
(How does Alex always look so darn cute?!)

Presenting Thrumviator, a thrummed aviator hat. It’s my design in Alex Tinsley’s book Doomsday Knits: Projects for the Apocalypse and After, which will be published by Cooperative Press next month. This hat is guaranteed to keep your head warm.

Thrumviator 2

Because, you know, thrums! Those wonderful bits of wool roving that you knit into your woolies for extra warmth.

Thrumviator 3

The earflaps help, too. Sooooo cozy. This hat begins at the very top, and grows out in four directions, like the four winds. They’re blowing mighty chilly out there, but you’re warm in thrum heaven.

Thrumviator 4

This hat was designed with Knitted Wit Silky ‘n’ Plied, and Knitted Wit merino roving. The silk in this yarn adds the luxury you need to pamper yourself in a cold, cold world. Scrumptious. Look for kits in her shop right now and be ready to knit next month!

You can find Thrumviator on Ravelry here. You can order Doomsday Knits from Cooperative Press here. It’s available in either e-book (pdf) or book + pdf. And you can see the full blog tour schedule here.

I love being part of this project with all these creative designers! And the fabulous photographer, Vivian Aubrey. I always know my knits will look their best if she’s on board.

Next up on the blog tour? Alex’s “Oh Bondage!” on her blog, Dull-Roar. Check it out!

11 responses to “Thrumviator!

  1. This is SO AWESOME! I love how the insides of thrummed projects look like muppet innards.

  2. There were a lot of cute patterns in that book! It was fun getting to see the samples a few months ago when they were in town. Very cool that you have stuff in the book too. 😉

    Need to put the book on my wishlist for Christmas – thanks for the link!

    • I loved seeing the trunk show; there are some very lovely pieces in there. I especially love the cabled grommeted mitts. They felt great on, too. WANT! I wonder how one puts the grommets in? Guess we’ll find out!


  3. Leslie A. Gordon

    Super cute and clever!!!

  4. Oh wow!!!! More thrums!!! I HAVE to make this… if I can ever get away from my kids’ requests. 😉

  5. That is an awesome hat. A friend of my just started thrumming and got me interested. After all, I live in Wisconsin!

  6. What a great hat! When will we be able to see all of the patterns?