Happy Friday everyone!
As the mornings get a little cooler and the evenings start a little earlier, I decided to give myself something to look forward to in the coming months and knit myself a new winter hat.
|I absolutely LOVE the colour of this hat!|
I absolutely loved the Felicity hat I made a while ago, but alas, it was not made for me. I decided I wanted something in a similar slouchy style but wanted to try a different pattern.
I love Woolly Wormhead's hat patterns. I made Tinker a couple months ago and this was my first attempt at one of her adult patterns. I was not disappointed. The pattern was both interesting and easy enough to thoroughly enjoy knitting. The pattern consists of a four row repeat which doesn't take long to memorize. I also learned an "alternate cable cast on" and that Woolly Wormhead has some great tutorials on her website. A word of warning: this is NOT a quick way to cast on.
I used Ultra Alpaca for the hat. Despite being a worsted weight yarn when the pattern calls for DK, I did not have to make any size or pattern adjustments. I have tried this yarn once before to make a Star Crossed Slouchy Beret for my friend last Christmas. She is the one who has moved back to Australia (not sure such a warm hat will come in very handy there... it will be great for when she visits though ; ) I thought it would be nice to make myself a hat from the same yarn. I had read that this yarn makes very warm garments so I was happy to find a pattern I liked with
built in ventilation eyelets. This yarn does tend to grow quite a bit. It fits great now but it will be interesting to see is gets much looser as I wear this winter... I'll keep you posted : )
The "my friend moved away so I knit myself a hat" Hat
Pattern: Castiel by Wooly Wormhead
Yarn: Ultra Alpaca by Berroco
Colour: 62172 (kind of a blue/purple)
Needles: 4.0/4.5mm / US 6/7 Knit Picks nickel 16" circular
4.5mm/US 7 Susan Bates DPN's (they're pink!)
I still have to knit my kids new winter hats... is it wrong that I knit mine first?
Tami has a whole bunch more FO's to check out on her blog today. Have you checked out her fabulous yarn for sale though her Candy Skein business? A word of warning... if you look it will be tough to resist!
|It's hard to tell (since I'm wearing a hat and all) but I went for a big hair chop on Wednesday.|
It's amazing how much lighter I feel!