Impromptu hats

Following my recent visit to Sarehole Mill, I was inspired to make a hat … or 2!

First onto the needles was this child’s beanie with a big pompom …


It is made with Drops Nepal, a wool-alpaca mix, which is soft and warm. A little bit of fairisle patterning made it more interesting to knit.



The hat-making urge was not completely satisfied, so I cast on a baby hat for a quick additional project …


This is made from Patons DK baby wool – the fairisle effect on this one is all down to the self-patterning yarn. Thanks to Cathy for pointing me in the direction ofย this cute patternย by @lovefibres ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you like knitting hats? What’s your favourite hat pattern? I’d love to know!






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6 Responses to Impromptu hats

  1. MrsCraft says:

    I like making hats as they are quick and easy to finish and very functional. Everyone loves a nice hat in winter. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. These hats are cute. Good knit! Ive knitted a couple. But not enough to decide i like knitting them yet ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. catterel says:

    Picked up some fluffy yarn today going cheap – might make at least one hat with itรจ

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  4. swissrose says:

    I’ve just made two, too – the Knitnight Hat has a pretty edging band and knit up super-quick, while Kate Davis’ Striped Bunnet was equally easy (though I did a two-colour 2/2 rib edge instead of following the instructions..) and pleasing.
    I thought I might need them as autumn approached in Brittany but we were really lucky and had fine warm weather till the end of the month, traveled home under blue skies and more of the same at home ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Now, supposedly, for a rainy weekend?!


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