Indeed, it’s almost time for ski season – that magical time of year when you actually welcome a cool, crisp blue-sky day with fresh powdery snow waiting for you.
And even if the ski slopes are not calling to you, then the coldest months of the year are approaching fast! So now is the time to don your best snow outfit and top it off with a colourful hat to keep you super cozy.
The first of these is Anna's Twinning Hat, which is a super-colourful hat with sizes to suit both men and women. I love the wide turn-back to keep your ears warm and the colourful pom-pom on the top. The ribbed cable pattern is fun to work and gives a lovely warm, textural result.
Make two in different colours and hit the ski slopes with a colourful couples' look!
Both the Twinning Hat and the Moon Hat are worked in a DK yarn and can be worked with just 2 or 3 balls of yarn, so they don’t take long to knit.
The one above on the left is the Northstowe Beanie Hat which is a comfortable, easy-to-wear men's beanie. The hat features strong textural details with wide ribs intersected by garter stitch bands.
And just as the Twinning Hats can be made in a his-and-hers styling, here's another pair of hats where you can team your couples' look. The Madingley Beanie Hat shown above on the right has a lovely feminine double-banded rib pattern to co-ordinate and compliment the more rugged look of the Northstowe Mens' Beanie. Both of these are worked using two strands of a soft DK yarn held together to give a real chill-beating finish.
The pattern includes six different sizes ranging from 45cm/18 ins head size up to 60cm/24 ins so you'll be able to make hats for all your family!
I hope those have given you some good ideas for hats for the winter season. Many thanks to Anna for allowing me to feature several of her lovely hats alongside my own. Please check out her Ravelry Store for more details of all her lovely colourful patterns.
Next time, I will be posting the last in my Autumn Accessories series with a look at head-bands and head-warmers. If you would like the read the whole series, please click here to read the first post, then follow the links at the bottom of each page until you get back here again.
Until next time – Happy Holiday Knitting!
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