Friday, 3 December 2010

Winter Snowflake Hat

Winter Snowflake Hat

Another fair Isle slouchy hat inspired by a season... Could this be the beginning of a collection? I guess we'll have to just wait and see. ;)

Winter Snowflake Hat

When I finished my Autumn Roses hat I was thrilled with the fit, but found myself longing for the perfectly classic colour pairings of my Fall Flowers hat. I was left with no choice, I had to knit myself yet another slouchy hat, I would use the same template as I used for my Autumn Roses hat, use a wintery snowflake pattern instead of the rose motif, keep the meandering vines but change the colour palette and voila! Winter Snowflakes. My go-to hat of the season!

Winter Snowflake Hat

This hat has already made a trip to Vancouver and back and has done a very good job of matching everything I own while at the same time keeping me warm and covering up bad hair days. I love it. And though I keep mentioning the beauty of these hats for camouflaging unruly hair, they also do equally well at highlighting good hair days! So have no fear, despite the fact that I seem to have more bad hair days then good, you don't have to have crazy hair to pull it off.

Winter Snowflake Hat

I knit this hat in TFA Blue Label Fingering weight yarn in Tidal, Midnight, Cobalt, Moss and Garnet, I also used a light grey from knitpicks palette because I had it sitting around from when I knit my Fall Flowers hat. I wish that I had substituted Sand to keep it all TFA... it would have added a little bit of warmth and would have been very pretty, I will if I knit this hat again.

Winter Snowflake Hat

I'm having so much fun with these slouchy hat designs, they are the perfect vehicle for fun colourwork. I just can't seem to tire of designing them or knitting them!

4 comments:

  1. I love that hat, but it looks super complicated!

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  2. Gorgeous & I love the different shades of blues.

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  3. Beautiful! If I take on colorwork, ever, that's one I'll be strongly tempted to knit.

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  4. love that hat!! You did a fantastic job, and the colours look great.

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