Thursday, February 23, 2012

How to make spring come early

It's easy if you know how.  Just knit a warm and cozy hat that you really want to wear.

In January I found a Cat Bordhi hat pattern with a Moebius brim and splendid wooly tendrils I couldn't forget.  And I needed a warm winter hat. So I started knitting my Arctic Anemone hat with some really, really soft, bulky superwash merino yarn beautifully dyed by Black Sheep Dyeworks

I finished the hat in time for a field trip DS and I were scheduled to make to Lexington on Feb. 14.  The weather report was pessimistic, promising sleet and ice, maybe snow.  But with my hat finished, I was ready to face it.   The morning did start out overcast but by mid-day we were walking around the grounds at VMI with our coats off and the sun shining brightly, warming us and making my hat superfluous.
 

This past weekend it snowed.  8 inches on Sunday!  I wore my hat all day.  By today all the snow had completely melted and the outdoor thermometer was registering 63ºF. at 5:30pm when I drove DS to his viola lesson.  I wore my hat anyway.  Drove with the window half-open so I wouldn't overheat...

Oh, well.  There's always next winter.  I'll be ready.

4 comments:

Eliza @ Appalachian Feet said...

Great hat! My husband has been talking about taking up knitting and I think I'm going to show him this one. Probably take him a while before he is skilled enough to pull it off, though!

Carolyn at Walnut Spinney said...

Thanks!

The hardest part about this pattern, aside from the Moebius cast-on which could be skipped in favor of just a regular headband look, would be working in the round with double-pointed needles.

Juggling four or five needles can seem daunting at first but he could use a circular needle until it came time to decrease at the crown. I love my hat so I say go for it! :D

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