Wuxing: 5 Elements
A while ago, I designed a hat that would become the seed for this project; before it could be released, the yarn was discontinued and other projects took precedence. I've revisited that hat (now called Agni Deus) as well as four more derivative works as a serial collection called Wuxing: 5 Elements.
Aside from the theme of the 5 Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water & Wood), the hats all have an off-the-grid double-knitting motif in common: a teardrop shape made by rapid increases and gradual decreases, which may manifest itself as a flame, a water drop, a leaf, a knot, etc. Each pattern also pushes double-knitting techniques in some radical new directions. All of these patterns show up in the “Advanced” section of the Patterns by Skill Level page.
The hats were released serially as each pattern was ready. Now that all are complete, you can buy the collection and get all five hat patterns.
I plan to rework the patterns into a single eBook which will replace the five individual patterns on Ravelry. If there is sufficient interest, I may consider printing a booklet as well.