6 February 2012

Equisetum Hat

Wow!!!

There was a white blanket on our back garden this morning.

White, fluffy and perfectly smooth. Just the wee birds taking a hop.

Until the girls woke up. Squealed. Fed themselves. 
Dressed up warm and leapt into the puffy white.

They've been waiting ALL winter. FINALLY!!! SNOW!!!

And what a perfect excuse to show off my new warm and squishy hat?

I love this little pattern. It is Equisetum by Po Lena. A free Ravelry download and super quick to knit. 

It has a fabulous cable pattern set to one side up the front, see?

And closer....


I had grand intentions of knitting it up in the round and avoid the seam at the back. Like this lovely hat by KGS on Ravelry. But alas, I didn't have the time or energy to rewrite the cable, so a flat knit it was. And I tried to seam it neatly...

I love the squooshy garter of the rest of the hat and the rapid decrease at the top, leaving a gathered pouch. It's a great shape.
And no sensible brim to turn up. This woolly number is super chic!

But do you think I have the ball band for the yarn? Nope. Whoops.

I bought this lovely yarn in New Zealand a year ago from Skeinz. I'm not entirely sure but it might be from their Harvest range. That rings a bell although I can't see my colour-way in the list. Mine is a deep mulberry.

See my little helper?

She enjoyed the snow too. And her pink gumboots.

They are saying it will snow again tomorrow....









18 comments:

  1. That is one attractive hat! I don't blame you for wanting to show it off. Welcome to the blogosphere!

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  2. Thanks Pumpkin! It sure is fun so far!

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  3. Welcome to blogging! The hat looks excellent! By the way, I'm wishing it would snow here too. We usually have at least a foot or two by now, but there's nothing!

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  4. We've only had one snow (of note) this winter and not a lot of cold to take advantage of wearing woolies. I'm glad that you got the chance to try out your new hat! It's really beautiful!

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  5. Welcome to blogging!! I found your blog on Rav. I love your pictures especially the hat!!! It looks warm and cozy!!


    mad4marvin.blogspot.com

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  6. Welcome to blogland! I hope you find it as rewarding and enjoyable as I have. :-) Your hat is lovely! What an unusual cable design! Enjoy the snow.

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  7. Welcome to the blogging world! Gorgeous hat! Can't wait to read more of your blog :)

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  8. I wish it would snow here in the mountains of Colorado, it has been raining(!) all afternoon! Love the hat :)

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  9. Thanks Amanda! I am rather hoping it all melts now! But, I am from Auckland, NZ originally, where there is lots of rain - I'm not a fan of rain either! My brother is moving to Colorado with his family as I type! Nice to know what the weather is like with him!

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  10. I am just learning to knit and just learning more about blogs ( I was shy about learning both!). I would love to have the privilege of carrying your hand-made bag. The design is darling. I love the color of your mulberry hat also. I wish we had snow here in the state of Rhode Island. All we keep getting is slush.

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    1. Hi Nikki - I'll print your comment under the bag post too - that way I'll remember to include you in the draw! Good luck with your new adventures!

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  11. very nice hat. found your blog on raverly. love it!!

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  12. Thanks Monica - the hat is cosy!

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  13. This is a beautiful hat. I hope to make it someday soon. Thanks for viewing my blog.

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  14. I love that hat. Gonna have to add it to my rav queue....ever growing rapidly of course!

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    1. I love it too Mindi - not cold enough to wear it this week though! Do knit it, it whips up quickly!

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  15. I love this, so pretty. Thanks for linking it up to my blog party.

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    1. Thanks! I'm sad that it isn't cold enough to wear it these days!

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