Saturday, August 23, 2014

FO: Richting Hat by Andrea Rangel

While waiting for the pattern/s for my test-knitting to arrive, I distracted myself by whipping up a quick hat for autumn.
Because it is most definitely autumn in these parts!  The temperature has not made it into double figures (celsius) any morning this week and I have been piling on the layers to stay warm at my desk.
This is the Richting Hat by Andrea Rangel.  The pattern popped up among the New Patterns on Ravelry a couple of weeks ago and I had been visiting it daily until I decided it just had to be purchased and knitted up.
I used half a ball of JC Rennie Supersoft Lambswool and it was done in 4 evenings of gentle knitting.  This wool is very soft and sheepy.  My hat will need a bath before I wear it in the rain, unless I want to reek of eau-de-mouton.  But at only £4 a ball, it is truly bargainous and a great substitute for Brooklyn Tweed Loft, as used by the designer.  It comes in some gorgeous colours too.  This is Oxford grey and was leftover from my Mystery Mitts project.  The cast-on edge used a tiny length of JC Rennie Unique Shetland in the colour Confetti.

The pattern is a simple texture of knits and purls - not the feather-and-fan stitch I was expecting.  So it was easier, and yet less easily-memorised than it might have been.
I made the smallest size on 3.5mm needles and it fits me really well.  I would knit the larger size if you have bigger hair.
Right now, I am all fired up to knit a stack of these in a multitude of colours, to squirrel away in various pockets in case I am caught out in The Weather.
But first... I have an urgent appointment with a Giant Crochet Blanket and an utterly compelling novel.
See you on the other side!


Linda C said...

LOve that hat. Hint, Christmas will be here before you know it. Anyone who might like the hat? Family, friends , co-workers---or you? My oldest daughter,at one time, would buy herself a present every time she bought some one else one. Then she would wrap the ones she bought herself and put them under the tree so she would have more than her brothers and sister. She would have like to be an only , I am sure.


Scruffybadger said...

You know the summer's over when ......Roo starts knitting hats again! So cute. And. I love the blouse/ necklace combo you're modelling it with. The crochet / reading activity looks like a great plan for keeping the chills at bay, and I think it's how my mum is crocheting at the moment, a build as you go blanket. Clearly the way to do it!

Linda C said...

By the way, looked up the book. Did you like it? I recommended it to check out to my daughter The Librarian, that is the School Librarian. Also to tell the fifteen year old who is always telling me about the dystopian books he is reading.


Ms Goodenough said...

I agree, the spiders are coming in and the butter won't spread in the mornings here. mm that blanket looks good.

acharmofmagpies said...

It looks so super snuggly, mmmm.