How do you go from zero to blogging in the space of ten days? Three posts, three FOs. That, my friends, is what they call a hat-trick. And to ‘cap’ (ho ho) this happy trinity I give you, of all things, a hat.



And what a hat! This is clearly the champion of all hat patterns. Just look at the cute!

Pattern: Selbu Modern by Kate of Zeitgeist Yarns
Yarn: Rowan Scottish Tweed 4-ply in Oatmeal (a little over one skein) and Sunset (about 2/3 of a skein)
Needles: 2 mm for the ribbing, 3mm for the rest.
Notes: It’s genius! Genius I tell you! Did you not see those decreases? And the overall adorableness? Seriously. Like Melissa said, you really should be knitting it already.


Other than upping my needle size I didn’t change a thing (why would I?), and I only did that because I have a giant head. So even with the larger needles, it’s still on the snug side for a beret, but that just makes it extra warm and cosy.


Could I love this hat any more than I do? No. No I could not. Turns out colourwork is hella fun too, so if you have any suggestions for other small but excellent colourwork projects, I’m all ears.


On an unrelated note, in case you ever wished your vegetables were a little more friendly (and really, which of us doesn’t wish that?) check this out. I find it terrifying, yet fabulous.


17 Responses to “Hat-trick”

  1. 1 adele October 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I love it! And fab colour combo too, it has great contrast.

    Yours makes me want to start mine, but I won’t, I can’t. No more WIPs allowed. Crap. Must show restraint.

  2. 2 lekkercraft October 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Great colors and knitting. It looks really great on you.

  3. 3 melissa October 23, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    this is such a great color combination! other small color work projects? i enjoyed hello yarn’s squirrel and oak mittens, and also the ubiquitous endpaper mitts. both fun and easy.

  4. 4 preita October 23, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Love love love! What a great color/ yarn/ pattern combination! I really really want to knit this hat, but I have to be good & not co for any projects till I’m done with my hoiday responcibilities.

    This & the tapestry cowl are going to be 1rst on my list though!

    I really liked the norwegian snail mits & I’m goign to do the swedish squirely mits as a present.

  5. 5 gimmesanity October 23, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I love your color choices! This is so going on my ravelry queue.

  6. 6 Nina October 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Hecka cute!
    What great color choices, and awesome color work. I second the endpaper mitts and any/all Hello Yarn patterns, but also, check out Sheila McGregor — http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Scandinavian-Knitting-Sheila-McGregor/dp/0486433005/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224787546&sr=8-1 — inexpensive, with more patterns than you can shake a stick at, history, and ideas for things like hats or mittens where you insert your own choice of motifs!

  7. 7 Emma October 23, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    That is a great hat. Congratulations!

  8. 8 kate October 23, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I am so glad you enjoyed knitting the hat! Your color combo and yarn choice are awesome.

  9. 9 melissa October 24, 2008 at 12:05 am

    what a beauty!
    i highly recommend the norwegian snail mittens too. i knit one of them too long ago. maybe if you start them, i can find the motivation to finish #2.

  10. 10 Elin October 24, 2008 at 1:20 am

    So cute! I’m totally in love with that orange colour too. I’d love a sweater in that colour.

  11. 11 t does wool October 24, 2008 at 2:32 am

    this is adorable…I love it,the color…everything…

  12. 12 Trine October 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    That is gorgeous, and it suits you so well. I wonder if I have any appropriate yarn for this… 😉

    I did the Transition Mitts from ShiBui some time ago, and they were really fun to make. They were also my first stranded knitting project and I didn’t think they were too hard. 🙂

  13. 13 leslie October 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    i LOVE it.
    fabulous job.

  14. 14 lynette October 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    it’s adorable and i love the colorway.

  15. 15 lolly November 13, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Wow, your hat is gorgeous! great color palette. and I am especially keen on that lovely sweater too with the tie-back. Chic!

  16. 16 Alice November 30, 2008 at 3:41 am

    You chose the perfect color combo for your hat! I love how it looks so classic, but the colorwork pattern still pops. Fantastic.

  17. 17 jane November 28, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Hello! I just wanted to say hi as you haven’t blogged for a while now, and I do miss reading your posts and looking at the lovely finished objects. I hope everything is okay and you’re just busy doing fun real-life stuff, and that maybe you will be back in blogland before too long? Also, I never said this at the time – but I do love your jaunty hat. Hope it’s still going strong!

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