During the month of January, a hockey group I am part of on Ravelry does a hat challenge. Since it’s hockey based, we call it a Hat Trick. In hockey that would be three goals by a single player during a game. For our group, it means 3 hats completed in January. 😀 I managed to complete the three hats this year, and as an extra, they were all my designs. I did two of my Reindeer hat, and then one of my Wild Rose Hats. Both have now been tested and edited and are live. 😀 So, here’s a proper introduction to these new designs!
This hat was designed shortly after Christmas, and I used one of my favorite things…reindeer! I love the look of reindeer on knit items. I don’t know why, but it’s always something that has drawn me in. When they are prancing and jumping reindeer, they just have such a whimsical look to them. 😀 It is knit with a aran weight yarn, which makes it a very fast knit. That is partly how I was able to complete two of them during the first half of January. I decided to use leftover yarn that I have. It’s The Periwinkle Sheep, Merino Aran in the H. R. H. and the Stones Dancing in the Fog colorways. I was able to make both hats, with opposite coloring with those two skeins and had a bit of yarn left over.
This is a double knit hat, which means it is fully reversible. This one is worked in a sport weight yarn. It isn’t as fast of a knit, because it is double knit, which is more like knitting two hats at once. But, it creates a fluffy and warm hat. This is definitely a more advanced hat, technique wise. At some point, I will try to do a “How To” post on double knitting. This hat has a small row of cables after the colored ribbing is completed, to give it a definition before moving on to the Wild Rose chart. I really like how it turned out. This hat is also another installment of my Hometown Knits series. It’s based on our time living in Alberta. The provincial flower for Alberta is the Wild Rose.
Now to get back to work on the other designs that I have on the go! 😀 I hope you love these hats!