Hey everyone. How are you, I hope you had a lovely Christmas? We’re at that awkward stage after Christmas and before New Year’s Day where nobody knows what day it is exactly. We’ve eaten our body weight in cheese and crackers, played board games and built Lego sets.
Yesterday I took the girls out for a woodland walk, came home and fell asleep on the sofa.
In a previous blog post I mentioned that I had bought some Studio Donegal soft tweed aran.
The blue colour was chosen with my sister in mind. She had mentioned in the past that she would like a slouchy hat so I found a pattern for the Faye hat on Ravelry.
This hat was knit as a Christmas present for my sister but I couldn’t share it here until I had gifted it to her.
I thought that this would be a good hat to try twisted stitches before I attempted a proper cable hat (my Antler Toque).
There was short row shaping to the brim which was a bit unusual, it adds to the slouchy effect, with the shorter brim being at the back of the head it caused the body to fall backwards instead of sitting up.
The hat worked up quickly once I knew what I was doing. I added a pom-pom made from the same wool and that helped weigh down the slouch.
The hat looks great (though perhaps there would’ve been better stitch definition with a different non-tweedy wool). My sister loves it and the colour so that makes knitting it worthwhile. She’s definitely on my ‘knitworthy’ people list.
I have one more Christmas present make to share with you soon.