My autumn season has been full of hat-knitting projects.
I had had a fun-looking pattern Zportz (Ravelry link) in my queue for ages. Kids chose their favourite colour combinations, and off I went with knitting.
The first one (Ravelry link) knitted was in orange and black. The needles were 3,0 mm for the ribbing and 3,5 mm for the hat. I had some trouble with the yarn loops, tended to make them too small, but it turned out wearable. Yarn Novita Nalle Aloe Vera and Novita Nalle.
The second one (Ravelry link) was easier to knit, now that I had had the hang of it. Purple yarn Novita Wool, white Novita Nalle, and I also chose a bit bigger needles: 3,5 mm for the ribbing and 4,0 mm for the hat.
For the third one (Ravelry link) I dared to do some modifications. I knitted an extra first part of the pattern to make the hat more slouchy. Pity that in our shop nearby there were no hot pink yarn, kid would have loved that even better. As it is, we had to settle for pale pink and white yarn (Novita Nalle).
Zportz is a nice-looking hat which is somewhat easy to knit, once you remember to make the yarn loops long enough.
The pattern presented itself: looks good in any colour combination. And so it does!
Since kid wanted a hot pink hat, that’s what she got (Ravelry link).
I’m not into acrylic, but since the colour was more important than the material, we picked up Madame Tricota Star (100% acrylic) for this hat. Acrylic is nice to knit, though, and as a seasonal accessority it quite nicely does it’s job. Needles 3,5 mm for the ribbing and 4,0 mm for the hat.
The other kid picked up a skein of Madame Tricot Angora (40% angora, 60% acrylic) and wanted to have a hat knitted of it (Ravelry link). I was a bit worried of the colour changes, I didn’t want this one to end up striped-looking, so I decided to make it in a different manner: with shortened rows. Needles 3,5 mm for the ribbing and 4,0 mm for the rest of the hat.
The result was quite nice, and the shortened rows with a few rows of purl and knit were a nice choise for this hat. I’m considering making another hat like this, but with a different yarn.
While knitting the previous one, I decided to use the shortened rows in a bit more complex manner (Ravelry link).
Knitting knit only, this one didn’t turn out as nice, but kid loved it anyway. Yarn Novita Nalle Alove Vera and Novita Nalle, needles 3,5 mm for the ribbing and 4,0 mm for the rest.
Need to give this idea another go, too.
I had some leftover Novita Isoveli Colori yarn, which I thought would be perfect for this pattern. Needles were 4,5 mm for the ribbing and 5,0 mm for the rest of the hat.
This one being my third version Habitat, I found it progressing nice and quick: in a couple of nights I had finished it. I’m not all that fond of thick yarn and thick needles, but hopefully this hat will keep my ears warm in a colder weather.