I have been knitting more hats. I think I am becoming quite addicted.
This one is from a Let’s Knit magazine. I have made a ravelry project page if you want to look up the details. It is my first attempt at Fairisle and I am really pleased with the results – it came out exactly as I wanted. It was a great introduction to fairisle as none of the colours were more than three stitches away, so it was relatively easy and I didn’t get in too much of a tangle. It was a rectangle, sewn together along the short sides. It doubles as a hat and a scarf, so it super handy. My son named it ‘the scat’ as it is a cross between a scarf and a hat. You just undo the cord and pull it down around your neck.
I made it with this scrumptious yarn from White Rose Alpacas. This is a lovely family run local alpaca farm. I love that my yarn was ‘grown’ just a few miles away.
The next hat was for my husband. I was looking for the perfect pattern for my Triskelion Aran Weight Yarn. I looked at HUNDREDS of hat patterns on ravelry, but finally decided on The Hat Most Likely to Succeed. I fancied doing some cabling as I haven’t done any for years. The yarn was unbelievable. So soft and plump and a complete joy to knit with. The pattern was simple to follow, but the finished result looks fantastic.
I always think of myself as a novice knitter, but after completing these two hats I am finally beginning to believe that I can really knit!