Happy Winter Solstice, which means more knitting !! and staying warm and cozy ! And I’m all for that 🙂 I have a couple of finishes to show you. In a previous post (Knit fast and stay warm) I had started little mitts and a wool cabled hat with Briggs & Little wool yarn. I’m happy to say they are now finished and the little hands are staying warm and I have already tried out my new hat ! Its been windy and cold for the last few days.
I’ve already started on the mitts to match the hat. Although the pattern for the mitts is a little confusing. Its not written in a concise way. I don’t mean to criticize but I had to unravel the mitt once I got into the cable pattern. The seed stitch pattern wasn’t looking like it should. Anyway, I rewrote it a bit so that it made sense to me 🙂 I do like the pattern and love this yarn. Briggs & Little , Regal 2ply, 100% wool in the colour Plum
Now , not that I’ve turned into the mad hatter or anything, but I wanted to show you some of the hats that I have knit in the last few months and was waiting for the right post 🙂
The first two hats were knit using Cocoon Pattern I found on Ravelry.com. The Pink and taupe colour is Bernat Softee Chunky Twists in Tawny Rose. a discontinued colour now 😦 Brown one is knit with Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds, in Earthy Brown
I added my own little, “flare” if you will 🙂 to each hat. Picking up stitches in the ribbing rows on the pink hat making a horizontal rib and adding a button. With the brown hat I added a couple of Purl rows to the crown of the hat too see how that would go 🙂 ok it was an experiment…I crocheted a circle and added that to the side ..just for “interest”.
The next in turn is a hat I knit from an eBook, called Patons Classic Wool Bulky Vol.1 Full of beautiful sweaters and hats. I have my eye on one sweater in particular. A whale of a sweater, but thats for another post 🙂 The hat pattern is called True Colors Hat , a very basic hat and very warm with the chunky yarn. I can’t find the yarn label for this one but I’m sure its Bernat Softee Chunky in an Ombre and I don’t recall the colour, sorry. I see the pattern is free on Revelry.
This two colour gray hat is another version of the Cabled Hat. Knit in Baby Alpaca and felted. Again a button on the side to add a little something 🙂 The Baby Alpaca Yarn is a finer yarn so of course the hat is a smaller size , a very neat fit.
I like trying out different yarns and patterns, it gives me a project to knit and it has help me with my gauge. I have always knit a little loose. For a long time I would knit with a size or two smaller knitting needles. I’m pretty happy where I am at with my knitting.
Except for finishing up the cabled mittens I think any new projects will wait until Christmas dinner is over 🙂
From the Knitting basket have a great week crafting at what makes you happy.