Project Inspiration - Sawley Hat + Pip Colourwork
Warm and cosy British wool in a pattern by a British designer -- a match made in heaven...or Britain! The Sawley hat from Toasty Volume 2 can be made as written or modified to suit your personal taste.
We love a bit of traditional fair isle but we also love to see it done with a bit of a modern twist. The Sawley hat ticks those boxes with it's geometric repeats and the gorgeous Yorkshire-inspired colours of Pip Colourwork yarn.
The version shown here was made in size Small according to the pattern with the exception of substituting a 3US/3.25mm for the body of the hat, (we used 1.5US/2.5mm needle for the brim, as called for in pattern). The resulting hat has a 20" brim, (unstretched), and is about 10" high. The hat has a loose slouchy fit but can be easily modified for both height and width. To make a more beanie style hat cast on 20 less stitches. To make the hat shorter omit the last 8 rounds of Chart A.
It's important to remember that this hat is designed to have a loose fit. Unlike the ribbing on most hats, this won't "hug" your head, but rather sit just so. This is great for avoiding "hat hair" and too much friction on your forehead, but it may not be what you are used to or prefer, so plan accordingly, (see note above about modifying the width). For at size head.
For this Sawley we used four colours of baa ram ewe Pip Colourwork -- two skeins of Yorkstone, and one each of Rose Window and Bantam. The actual amounts used were 33g of Yorkstone, 12g of Bantam and 12g of Rose Window. We opted to forego a pom pom on ours, but you would have plenty of yarn to add one if you wished. We also offer a kit that includes an alpaca pom pom in Stone, (pom pom also sold separately).
Throughout the hat the Yorkstone was used as the background colour and the Rose Window or Bantam as the dominant colour.
We are offering kits for this hat in two colour palettes in the shop, either with the book or yarn only. You save 10% when you purchase a kit!
Yarn + Book kits can be found here:
Yarn kits, (book not included) can be founds here: