Now it’s an amazing FO, with only a little bit of cat hair on it. Presenting the Diode Hat! I loooove it. It is the perfect hat for actual winter- the double brim and tight gauge do a great job of keeping the cold and wind out, much better than most knitted hats. I feel like all my future hats are now going to have a double brim, so that my sensitive ears stand a chance of staying warm. This is now my warmest knitted hat. Ever. If you knit this (and I totally recommend that you do), you don’t want to go down to fingering weight for this- you want sportweight, so that the fabric is a lot more likely to keep out the wind.
Pattern: Diode Hat
Yarn: Briggs & Little Sport in Fawn
Needles: 3 mm (US 2.5)
These photos were taken in front of a rock face in Sudbury, Ontario. I know someone will wonder about this sweater I’m wearing, but sadly I have no info- it’s a store bought grey cardigan I borrowed from my cousin, I didn’t even check the label to see from where. All I know is it’s at least a couple years old. But it also has a nice texture! It’s a texture bonanza on the blog today.
I generally am not a bobble fan, but teeny-tiny ones like this barely count as bobbles. They are very easy to do, and at this size and gauge, they actually look chic. And look how pretty they are on the decreases! Like a constellation.
I normally don’t choose a soft brown like this for my knits, but I’m trying to add more neutrals to my wardrobe. And this hat is definitely proving to be a cold weather staple for me.