With cold temperatures, little sun, and now 10 + inches of snow on the ground, I am ready for winter to be over! I want sunshine, warm days, and relaxing outside. I want to hang up my winter coat and not look at it again for several months.
But one of the wonderful things about winter is that I get a chance to wear my hand-knits ALL THE TIME! I have lots of hats and scarves, but I really wanted to make something new for myself.
- Project : Winter Blues Hat and Mitts
- Pattern : “Slofoc” by Anne Hanson (Knit Spot)
- Yarn : “Druscilla and Dickory” (Handspun by Tina!)
- Made for : ME!
I’ve been holding on to this yarn for almost a year. It was a gift from Tina, and as it is such beautiful handspun, I knew that I would have to save it for me and just the right project. I’m a huge fan of Anne Hanson, and all the patterns that I’ve ever knit, designed by her, have been a joy.
I will say that these turned out a wee bit big, but not too large. The hat is big and slouchy, so I can wear it over my hair when it’s up. But the nice thing about this pattern is that it can be easily adapted for any yarn weight, so I would love to try it again with some sock yarn!