A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
[Frederick The Great]
Knitting a hat affords the opportunity to work out a pattern idea without embarking upon a lifetime project. The two-color stitch pattern in the hat above was designed by Ellen Roberts (Shepherd’s Moon). I knit this using a DK weight wool and US size #6 or #7 needles.
The tam below was inspired by information in the book, Knitted Tams by Mary Rowe. It is fascinating to watch the changes in a stitch pattern caused by decreasing to form the circle. This hat was knit using fingering weight wool.
Beautiful hat, stunning tam. I have that book, maybe this Winter when it slows down a bit I’ll get it out and play :^)
(I used to hand-cane chairs…seeing your chair brought back a flood of memories)
I love your blog but I love your projects even more! Thank you for this ever inspiring source!
Both hats are absolutely gorgeous, I especially like the colors in the tam!