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Winter hats

I realized that I really enjoy knitting hats. They are quick and satisfying projects and a good way to use up partial skeins of yarn. And just like socks, it is difficult to stop making them.

Hand-knitted hats

I had some leftover DROPS Sky, a lovely lightweight yarn containing baby alpaca, merino wool and polyamide, in lavender color. I used it to make the GENEie cable hat, which was designed by Rebecca Roush Brown. I love the subtle DNA helices on this hat and, even though I am not a hat person, I think I will keep it for myself. It is so light that I can't even feel it on my head.

Lavender benie hat with DNA helices knitted from DROPS Sky
This slouchy beanie hat with the pompom was made from DROPS Fabel, a sock wool, in the color salt and pepper. I didn't use a pattern for this. I just made it up as I went along. I combined small leftover skeins for this hat and had fun matching the stripes.
Slouchy hat knitted with DROPS Fabel salt and pepper
I knitted another slouchy beanie with a pompom, but this time with a cable pattern. I used Patons Classic Roving wool yarn in the color aran. I saw a hat like this one on someone last year and liked it so much that I had to recreate it. It feels very warm.
Beanie hat with cables knitted with Patons classic roving yarn
This beret was made from black DROPS Alpaca Boucle, one of my favorite yarns. I had just enough for this hat, which I think turned out very cute. Again, I made up the pattern as I went along.
Black beret knitted with DROPS Alpaca Boucle
Here is another beanie with a pompom. I am not sure what this yarn is, as I lost its label, but it feels like some sort of a wool blend. I chose the seersucker stitch with its diamond-like texture to make this hat a little more masculine for my husband.

Black beanie hat with pompom knitted with seersucker stitch

For the next hat I used DROPS Karisma, a superwash-treated wool, in light grey to make the DROPS pattern Extra 0-96. I loved this hat on the model but do not like how it turned out. I think this yarn is too stiff for this design, even with a looser gauge. I may take it apart.

Grey hat with cables knitted with DROPS Karisma using DROPS Extra 0-96 pattern

I knitted the Weekend Get Away hat by DROPS Design a while ago but decided to partially unravel it and make it a little smaller. For this project I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn, which is a Peruvian Highland wool, in the color coal. I love the design of this hat with its Celtic cables and large brim. It is perfect for cold rainy and snowy days.

Black hat with Celtic cables and brim knitted with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes


Anonymous said…
I love all of them! but if I had to choose a favorite its definitely the white one.
Anonymous said…
they all look so fantastic!