This wonderful hat was first brought to my attention on the Sew Liberated blog. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry, and I chose to follow Meg’s alterations to the neck band as I thought the tie close was cuter than the button close on the original pattern!
This hat, particularly in the yarn I made it with is perfect for the cooler autumn and warmer winter days. Although being quite a thin yarn probably won’t cut it on bitterly cold winter days!
I used Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton DK naturally dyed yarn in ‘Brazilwod’. This was my first knitting project and I had some help from my mum to get me started, including unpicking several lines when I seemed to keep adding stitches! I am happy to say that I know consider myself at least an experienced beginner. I learnt to knit, purl, cast on, cast off, graft seamlessly and create i-cord!
Lily seemed absolutely thrilled with her hat and charged around the garden, it was a perfect “plane spotting” hat!
This is by far my favourite photo (although it seems particularly obvious that I made this in the next size up so that it would ‘last’!) as it perfectly illustrates the pixie nature of the hat!