Thursday, December 15, 2011

Peter's Winter Hat

Despite the crunch all knitters feel around this time of year (it's a desperate feeling rather like having a full bladder but concentrated in the fingertips), I decided to take an afternoon off to knit a special hat for my Peter.  

It's been nearly two years since he dyed this yarn (so that I could make him a hat) and the guilt was finally driving me crazy.  (Plus I just really liked the pattern and needed a valid excuse).

I used his yarn and stranded it with some Caron Simply Soft that I had in my stash.  I was originally going to use dark blue instead of red, but I decided to go against my typically conservative color coordinating skills (wow, look at that alliteration!) and be wild and crazy.

I'm so glad I did, because (in my humble opinion) the fair isle came out looking awesome!

I decided to modify the pattern a little by ignoring the ear flaps and making a ribbed brim in the contrasting green color.  I also added a fleur-di-lis to border the snowflake pattern.

Peter still likes to wear pom-poms (I'm SO glad he's not past the pom-pom stage yet; they're so cute).

One fat and fluffy pom pom later and he was good to go!


Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

How adorable!! Love it!! And yes, the pom poms are so cute!

Ellen said...

That's my Pete man. I love those colors. Who would have thought...