Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Two cowls and one very bright yellow hat.

I'll start with the bright yellow hat. This winter I decided that I wanted to make a yellow hat. Why yellow? Definitely not so my husband can find me when we're shopping at Costco, although that's why he likes this hat. Michigan winters seriously lack sunshine, and I'll take any yellow (substitute sunshine) I can get. Uh, well, except for yellow snow. That's so not a good yellow. I found the free hat pattern at Purl Avenue. It's a very simple pattern and knits up really quick. I made my brim much wider than the pattern calls for and folded it over...because I'm a wide brim kinda gal. I used Knit Pick's Shine Worsted in Dandelion and Robot. I found that going a size smaller with the needles worked best for me. I have a pretty small head. The scarf pictured above is one I made a few years ago and have since lost the pattern source. It's just simple double crochet in whatever yarn and colors make you happy.

This is another really simple pattern, although not free. It's the Lace Infinity Scarf by Industrial Whimsy. I used Knit Pick's Swish Worsted in Serrano. I knit this wider around than the pattern calls for so the drape would be longer when doubled around my neck. I should have made note of my number of stitches cast on because I can't remember now. The wool yarn makes this scarf really warm, which has been needed this winter.

This pattern was a little more work, but totally worth it! It's the Lace Circle Scarf from NeekaKnits.
I used Knit Pick's CotLin DK in Canary. Yes, more yellow. I'm so ready for warmer weather. And hey, since I knit this up using cotton/linen yarn, I can wear it in the warmer months too. As with the red scarf, I knit this one wider around for longer drape.

Happy knitting!



JENNY K. said...

Lovely work as always Cindy! You look good in yellow. :-)

Ester said...

Great job on the Lacy Infinity Scarf it looks beautiful on you!
Industrial Whimsy

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