Another week, another fairisle hat. But this one, mes amis, is my own design, and I am PROUD. I was inspired yesterday when there was No Snow, Only Horrible Sleet. I got out the felt tips and squared paper again, and then had an instant gratification moment when I remembered I had SPARKLY YARN! The need to sleep and earn a living intervened, but I finished it off this afternoon.
My hat model was busy…
…and I had to follow her around the kitchen while she made cake.
Acknowledgements. This design was influenced by: Roisin, who got me thinking about sparkly snowflakes, Kate Davies, whose patterns have taught me everything I know about crown decreases, and most crucially, the Christmas 2012 Waitrose bag for life design. I’m classy like that…
* Look! (I know you’ve all been waiting for this part…) Christmas tree crown decreases!
I’ll be writing up the pattern over the weekend and posting it on Ravelry, if people fancy knitting their own sparkly solstice hat. (Would anyone like to volunteer to test knit?)
And because I am full of seasonal good will and all that jazz I’ll be giving away a hat (your choice of colour, design, etc) to one commenter, drawn at random, next Friday 14th December.