Thursday, October 7, 2010

Earflap hat


My daughter’s friend’s head was cold. Well, what could I do? As you’ve no doubt figured out, I enjoy knitting.

That’s my son, modeling it. He’s a good sport.

The pattern is the Norwegian Star Earflap Hat from Tiennie Knits, a great pattern. This is about the tenth one of these I’ve made, and it’s my go-to earflap hat. (I really never imagined I’d have a go-to earflap hat, but there you are. I do.)

I love the way they’ll wear this hat all the time, indoors, and when it’s not even cold yet. I love how it makes them look like ski bums. I love that something I do will still seem cool to a 19 year-old girl. I used Patons Classic Merino and a little bit of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes for contrast, on US 5 needles.