The little Miss and I have a new set of matching hats. I first thought the gorgeous Beiroa yarn I showed you last week should be made into something for baby...but before I knew what was happening, I was casting on for a new hat for me...and then another for her. Sometimes knitting is like that, I think - yarn can have a mind of its own. I generally follow where it leads.
I wanted 'simple with a little something' and this is where I landed. A "faux" cable (much like the one used in baby's Kicking Bag), with a sudden decrease at the top. It's warm and cozy, but light in this weight yarn. I'm happy. She's happy.
(And I didn't intend for these photos to be a parade of handknits, but I guess that's how it goes. For those who might ask, I'm wearing my everyday favorites - the Shalom, a simple cowl, and a ten year old pair of felted mittens for which I don't know the pattern. And not knit, but handmade by a lovely woman, my mandala shirt is from Brainstorm Studio. Adelaide is wearing her tiny tea leaves. Phew!)
Adelaide says that Princess Lea (that's the chicken) likes these hats too. I'm not one to argue with the girl who speaks Chicken (and Pig and Cat and Dog and Horse, too). So I'll have to take her word for it.
But I do speak Knitting and I thought that some of you might like one of these hats too. I'm calling the hat Rosa, after the lovely lady who shared the yarn. It's just a 'simple with a little something' midwinter knitting boost to keep your hands warm (in the making) and your heads too (in the wearing).
Download the free pattern PDF (both sizes).
Or, find it on Ravelry.
And as always with my patterns, recipes and such things, you can find a link to it on my Tutorial page.
Happy Monday morning to you!