It seems a little silly to be blogging about warm hats during the summer, but I’m still backlogged, and it’s not that hot at the moment, so let’s roll with it, shall we?
Pattern: Blue and white ski hat by Maria Petikhina
Yarn: Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed in Indigo Delphinium and Lorna’s Laces Swirl DK in Aqua
Needles: US5 / 3.75mm and US6 / 4.25mm Clover bamboo circulars
I modified this to use only one contrast color instead of two, because that’s what I had. It was a fairly easy knit, as far as colorwork goes. I’m not thrilled with the finished project, especially with the shaping at the top, but it keeps my head warm when camping and used up some of my stash, and that’s good enough for me.
As for this next project, I kind of hate how earflaps on hats look. However, my ears tend to get cold faster than almost any other part of me (they’re second only to my hands), so… I finally caved. At least the rest of the hat is cute. It almost makes up for the earflaps.
Pattern: Mrs. Jekyll & Little Hyde by La Maison Rililie
Yarn: Elann Sock It to Me 4 Ply in colors 7558 and 7725
Needles: US0 / 2.00mm Hiya Hiya steel circular and US1 / 2.25 mm Knitpicks Options steel circular
If I ever knit earflaps again, I’ll probably make them a little wider and shorter. But these have worked well enough – even while traipsing around Glacier National Park at the end of the season, and that’s no small feat given how cold my ears usually get!
Along with adding earflaps, I knit this as a beanie rather than beret. Berets and I are not really friends, and also, who the heck puts earflaps on a beret anyway?
I found this pattern pretty easy to follow; the only really tricky bit was weaving in the ends for the second layer, but I think I did an okay job with it.
I’m actually relatively close to caught up to this year’s FOs now, but to break it up a bit, I’m going to post about current WIPs very very soon. Stay tuned!