Monday, March 25, 2013
I've been meaning to knit this hat since the pattern was first published. I'm a fan of all Kate Davies' designs and the colors on this hat were particularly appealing to me.
I recently ordered a selection of Jamieson + Smith yarns for several projects of her Colors of Shetland book, and then my friend S. generously sent me the green and yellow leftovers of her own project, so I had no excuse not to finally start it.
It was a really quick knit, so I'm sure I'll make this one again. The J+S yarn bloomed considerably after washing, and I can already tell it's going to turn into one of my favorite yarns.
Pattern: Peerie Flooers, by Kate Davies
Yarn. Jamieson + Smith 2-ply (see colors on my Ravelry project page)
Changes: I knit the medium size, according to my head measurement. But since I didn't want the slouch effect, I knit 3 rows of the flower pattern (so 1.5 times chart B) before starting with the crown shaping. It still turned out a tiny bit too long, but nothing I can't live with.
And here's a cool tip I wanted to share. I know the best way to avoid weaving all those ends is to weave them in as you go but honestly I only remembered that almost at the end. I did a quick search and found this tip on how to weave ends by braiding them. This is how it turned out: