Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sweetie Pie hats

How could a hat given that name be anything but sweet....
 This is Purl Soho's Sweetie Pie hat, a lovely pattern which can be found for free here. If it wasn't for the fact that I read today that winter is over, I would urge everyone to knit one of these delights. I may still be tempted to knit myself another. I have wool waiting.  I knitted this first hat (for there are more) in the larger size, somehow reading that as more of the adult size rather than mansize. I do not feel that my head is super large, and yes the hat is a little roomy but not oh my so. The wool used is a mix... Yum is Rowan pure wool aran in banana. It is one of the least banana like yellows I have seen, more of a mustard. Though banana sounds more yum. I have been looking for a lovely mustard shade for a while, found this and was oh so pleased with myself, only to find that Rowan declare it banana. The grey is Rico design fashion nature DK in light grey, knitted in double thickness. I haven't used Rico wool much but they seem to be a lot lighter weight than other makes. Even knitted double thickness this grey was still thinner than the Rowan...

Obviously I added a pom pom.

And then knitted another. Can you tell I like the pattern
This time using Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran in denim blue and mulberry. I followed the smaller size this time and this one fitted to, probably more the fit the pattern intended as it was more well, fitted.  I saw this one looking snug on the birthday girl's head in Brighton last week and it did look delightful! 

Happy birthday George and Maisie Mae!

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