Have you come across Tin Can Knits? A creative collaboration by Alexa and Emily, their website and blog are well worth a visit. Lots of inspiration and tips, as well as lots of beautiful patterns, many of which are free. Bonus!
This hat pattern, called Barley, has been on my radar for a while – simple but effective – and this is my work-in-progress to share with you this week!
The ball band promised the right tension/gauge, but on the suggested needles I felt the fabric was too dense for this project. It needed more flexibility. So I’m using a larger needle and working the smaller size (medium adult), and it seems to be working out ok.
The yarn is Wendy Traditional Aran, 100% pure new wool, in the Loden colourway. I bought it at Knitique, a lovely wool shop near Lichfield, Staffordshire … more about that next time, perhaps?
The hat is destined to be a Christmas gift … so I’d better stop talking and get back to the knitting!
What’s on your needles this week? I’d love to hear all about it!