Pattern: Nottingham by Melissa Mall
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% superwash merino), colorway Dublin
Needles: U.S. 8 Harmony wood Options 32″ circular (magic-loop style)
Pattern: Lacy Girly Fancy Hat by Alexandra Walters
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted, colorway Deep Ocean
Needles: U.S. 7 Harmony wood Options 32″ circular (magic-loop style)
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Kate who arrived just slightly ahead of schedule. When she was a tiny baby, this hat fit her perfectly. But now she’s growing up, and her mom requested a new hat. A blue hat, but maybe one with a few frills. Maybe even a ribbon.
The little girl had a big brother, and his head got cold in winter, too. Maybe, said the mom, he could have his own hat. Green would be nice. The mom makes earrings and great cookies; maybe the knitter would like some in return.
No problem, said the knitter. Sounds great.
Cables for the brother, thought the knitter.
A pretty picot edge for the sister.
Two balls of yarn, a few days with the needles, and mom has two children that are ready for winter. And the knitter has the pleasure of the making. Everybody wins.