Finishing the Coraline gloves was very encouraging, so I wanted another quick fix. I browsed my old Rowan magazines and decided upon a simple hat with stripes and a bobble.
I went through my stash and found some Rowan DK Soft I once found in the the sale bin at a LYS. Not the type of yarn I would go for these days, but nice enough. I had some left over Rowan Kidsilk Haze in a lovely petrol blue shade that went really well with the DK Soft, et voilá! A hat!
Pattern: Bobble from Rowan no 34 Design: Kim Hargreaves Yarn: Rowan DK Soft & Rowan Kidsilk Haze (used double) Yarn source:Wincent Needles: 3 mm & 3,75 mm circulars Started: 17 August 2014 Finished: 26 Augusti 2014 Modifications: Knitted circular instead of flat
I feel like knitting more hats now, we’ll see what’s up next.
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 Modifications: None
I’ll tell you more about trip to Iceland later! Happy knitting!