Project Inspiration - Bloomin' Lucky Hat
I love making hats, and they are perfect for gifting or donating to your favourite charity, so you really should heed the call when your needles are itching to cast one on.
I've called my latest hat project "Bloomin' Lucky" because although 2017 threw some curve balls our way, I'm still very lucky in health, heart, and home.
The pattern I used is called Pop Blossoms Hat by Thea Eschliman, and it can be found on Ravelry. The floral-themed hat is quick and easy and results in a unique project that is good for anyone wanting to hone their fair isle skills. I think that this is perfect for those just getting started in fair isle or stranded knitting.
Other than doing only 3 inches of ribbing, I followed the pattern exactly. Because I substituted 4 ply yarn for DK, my hat is more beanie style for an average adult sized head, but this could also work as a slouch hat for a child.
The hat was made with botanically dyed High Fibre Shop Merino Wool 4 Ply in the colours Whisper and Lucky. You can find them both here. My colours are soft and medium contrast, but this pattern also looks great in darker or higher contrast colours.