Monday, 27 January 2014

A "free" hat



When I finished my Hetty cardigan I had a skein of Malabrigo Worsted left over.  3 skeins would have given me just enough yarn according to the patterns and as I was planning to lengthen I bought 4 just in case.

I found this cute beret pattern by Andi Satterlund. It's a free pattern so I'm calling this a totally free project!

Love those decreases in the star shape!
 The beret knits up quickly and easily in the round- I think it only took me a couple of days. It's got a simple cable pattern around the band - this would be a great introduction to cables if you want to learn them.

I blocked it round a dinner plate which was the perfect size.

What is the weird stripe in my hair?  I swear that's not normally there!
 A nice quick wearable project and toasty warm as it's getting colder here.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, beautiful! And hip hip for 'free' projects!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the cabled band.

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    1. thanks nicole - it's so easy to knit but i love how it looks.

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  3. This is gorgeous. I love this colour. Also dinner plate blocking genius. I've said it before and I'll say it again sewists are an ingenious bunch xxx

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    1. thanks lady. the plate blocking was mentioned in the pattern tho - i can't claim credit!

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  4. ooo pretty, and free too!! lovely! :)

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    1. thanks! free is about as good as it gets!

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