Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scandinavian Inspired Hat Design

When we were in Colorado this summer, Mom pulled this sweater out one day...
She had made it in the seventies (note the orange/brown color scheme) for one of my aunts. When my parents had visited Scandinavia (Norway?) they purchased a sweater for my dad and mom charted the sweater on the flight home. Several aunts and a couple of cousins all received these sweaters.

Mom had brought it out to show me her knitting at my age but I asked to take it home and have been wearing it. If I want to keep wearing it, I'm going to have to knit myself a new one though. Every time I pick it up I have to tie another knot in yarn that was broken by an apparent moth infestation. It lives in the cedar chest now so it hopefully won't get any worse.

I've rather fallen in love with the decorative patterns and had a couple of skeins of "Truffle" Cotton Fleece from Brown Sheep. I combined it with some "Wild Sage" and got a modern color scheme to combine with a traditional pattern.

The hat's construction is the same pattern as my Space Invaders and four repeats fit exactly to create a 22" medium hat. Hopefully, some people will want to buy them on Etsy because I really enjoy knitting the pattern.

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