Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Dec 28, 2009

Kate Jackson Earflap Hat

Picked up this pattern at RiverWools just before Christmas-thought it would be a fun quick knit and I was right. I cast on the first on Christmas Day and finished the second last night. Got to use my favorite yarn - Noro. Each took less than one skein of Kochoran and Iro.

Hat No. 1 in scrumptious soft Kochoran (wool, angora, silk), Color 18.

Below is Hat No. 2 in Iro (wool, silk) Color 61:

Here's a close-up of the cluster stitches on the brim, stitch definition better in the Iro.

The thing I love about this hat, besides the fast knit-up with Noro, is the whimsy potential, most available with the Iro hat. You can wear it with the crown looking like, well, a crown.
But if you don't feel particularly queenly one day, scrunch it down to wear it close to your head.

And if it's not queenly enough for you, save your pennies and try to get one of Xenobia Bailey's fabulous funky urban crochet crown hats!  I absolutely covet this one in her etsy shop.

Kate Jackson's Earflap Hat pattern is available on Ravelry here.  Or in February, you can take a class at Riverwools, featuring this pattern.

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At 12/30/09, 3:04 PM, Blogger Melissa Plank said...

Love the hats, I bet they are as cozy and warm as they are pretty!

At 1/2/10, 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love those cluster stitches and the idea of wearing a crown! Wishing you a wonderful 2010.


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