This year I wanted to take on a few longterm creative projects. Nothing huge, just a practice of coming back to something regularly. For my knitting, I thought of hats. Hats are such a quick, easy & fun project. I love the luxury of picking out fancy yarn for a hat. It's affordable to splurge when it is just one skein at a time. And they make SUCH wonderful gifts. I think Elizabeth Zimmerman had the right idea about knitting for the holidays throughout the year and I hope to make this year the one that I finally get a few steps ahead of the handmade gifting. So each month I plan to share a pattern and a few finished hats with you here.
First up : The Betsy
I first saw this gorgeous hat when Jackie posted it here. (Actually, I think Jackie's version of this hat is the reason I finally joined instagram too.) I've been a long time swooner of Jane Richmond's patterns, ever since forever ago when I knit up that oatmeal sweater. Her patterns are very well written and I really looooove this hat. My first one was knit up in Luna Grey's bulky Apollo in the spice color-way. The second was two strands of Berroco Peruvia in a soft grey that I no longer have the color name for. The orange for me (goofy selfie here) was a fitted version and the grey for Jade is the slouchy version. It's a mock cable, with an easy to remember pattern. In bulky yarn it flies of the needles in no time! And it's gorgeous!
Thank you Sophie for modeling your big sister's hat for me.
What are you knitting? Do share....