We visited Iceland this year during our summer vacation. What a magical place! I will tell you more about that later. However, the average temperature in Iceland in July is usually around 13 degrees celsius with rain, so I decided to knit myself a new hat in preparation for the journey. I wanted to use my Rowanspun tweed yarn and browsed ravelry quite extensivly before deciding upon a very plain and simple hat that would show off the texture of the yarn.
I came upon many images of the Rikke hat, but didn’t decide upon that pattern until I saw Pinneguri‘s. Hers is just like the others, but I suppose it looked so good on her, I wanted one for myself.
The pattern is available free online and it’s super easy to knit. I love mine and actually wear it around the house because it’s so comfortable and cosy.
Pattern: Rikke Hat from Happy Knits
Design: Sarah Young
Yarn: Rowan‘s Rowanspun DK (discontinued)
Yarn source: Wincent
Needles: 3,5 mm and 4,5 mm circular
Started: 17 June 2013
Finished: 8 July 2013
I’ll tell you more about trip to Iceland later! Happy knitting!