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Hat Obsession

It has gotten quite chilly here in Edinburgh. This change of season has developed a hat making obsession with me. Hats are a wonderful quick project. They keep the rain away, so I feel less personal pressure to carry an umbrella in this very windy city. A hat can be a statement piece or pop of colour in your winter getup. And best of all, they usually only take 1 skein of wool.

My hat obsession started a few weeks back with the release on Lapsang, a chunky reversible hat pattern by Clare Devine. I loved the pattern so much, I made it twice in a row. The bright and slouchy one on the left uses 1 skein of Ginger’s Hand Dyed Flumps Chunky in the Tink colourway. The soft and fluffy grey hat on the right uses 1 skein of Ginger’s Hand Dyed Chunky Baby in the Dove colourway.  I used some leftover bits of stash to supplement the massive pom pom riot.

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Next on the list came Earl Grey, another Devine innovation. This hat used 1 skein of Ginger’s Hand Dyed Super Sheep Aran in the Selkie colourway, and also needed a pom pom in my humble opinion (which was supplemented with a wee bit of Woolyknit Lofty Chunky).

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And then came the Bobble Topper by Susan Crawford. completed with 1 skein of the very budget friendly Brigantia DK in shade 8100.

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And now I’ve just finished a His or Hers Bobble Hat by Anna Wilkinson. This one is a great beginner project is super quick knit. Hello super chunky! I knit mine in a day using 2 balls of Woolyknit Big Brit. This project is currently being blocked, so pics to come later.

These hats have served as a nice little motivator while working on larger projects (aka my king size crochet ripple blanket). I find it very satisfying to finish things. What are you working on?