Wednesday, May 03, 2017
A Winter hat
Tight fitting hats such as beanies never really suit me, and I have been on the lookout for beret style knitted hats for a while. There are a lot of "slouchy" hat patterns around the internet, and I figured these would be similar to a beret style, so I had a little hunt to see what I could find.
The pattern I chose was 'Springtime In Philadelphia" which I found free on Ravelry. It was supposed to be worked in a fingering yarn, which is about a 4ply in Australian yarn, My yarn was an 8ply Morris Empire "Clove" 100% merino yarn, which was left over from my cardigan. Mmmm....... what to do. I could keep hunting for something in an 8 ply, or use smaller needles.
In the end it came down to what needles I had. The pattern began on double pointed needles, and I had a set of old size 9, or finer ones for working with 4 ply. I chose to use the old size 9 ( 3.75mm) and just went for it. When it came to the band, I used my circular needles in 3.25mm.
Over all it is a little big, but at the end of the day that is OK. It still covers my ears and I am sure it will stay but on a windy day.