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Friday, October 17, 2014

Hat from Corriedale/alpaca yarn

A friend suggested a hat with a turned back edge to both show off the dyed-corriedale-tops-with-alpaca yarn I bought from Rose Cottage Handicraft and to go with the cowl.

I found a pattern that fitted the bill in Hats - a Knitter's dozen. It is called Chenille Chapeau and features a smart roll and shallow crown.
It's an easy and enjoyable knit.

 I rather like the way the crown of this hat is in garter stitch, rather than stocking stitch  - a nice texture touch at the top.

I don't think I will keep these for myself. There is enough wool left for another cowl, so I might make one more and keep one of them.

They look good with a neutral top, and the cowl can be worn loose, or tight around the throat, depending on weather.

Thanks, Katherine at Rose Cottage for spinning the lovely wool. It's been a joy to knit and play with.


margaret said...

just the job for cold days looks very nice

Monica said...

I think your friend is right, the roll brim is a very good style on you! And the colours are flattering too. I would keep the set, if you think it is ever cold enough there to wear it all! ;)

Katherine said...

Thanks for purchasing it Jillian. I am actually getting back into some spinning today after a few little jobs that need attending to first. It is a gorgeous hat pattern you have made and I love the pics of you wearing it too. Hope you are having a lovely break too.