Pattern: Miss Dashwood by Heather Ramsay
Yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton, 1¼ x 50g in colour: 305 Lupin
Needles: 4mm circs and dpns
I’ve been starting to have a sort out of all my knitting paraphernalia in an attempt to clear some space for the small person’s arrival. My wardrobe is still a dumping ground for odd bags of yarn and a stash of old copies of Simply Knitting and Knitting which I’ve attempted to sell but there are too many and the recyling bin is a far easier option. But while rooting through one of the odd bags, I came across the oddments of Rowan Cotton I’d been saving up for a failed crochet project and realised I had just enough of one colour to make a hat for next summer.
I loved knitting this pattern a couple of years ago, and I’d always planned to make the bump one if she was a she . So finding the yarn and giving in to my hat obsession (which is apparently worrying my little sister since I knitted the cow hat – so I’m now very tempted to knit a Chicken Viking hat for the bump to see if she explodes. *evil grin*) means that I’m jut a bit more organised for next year. It always seems like a sunhat to me, though the original is designed to be worn with earflaps for warmth.
Even the pesky picot cast on which takes a million years to do is worth it. Though I do wish I’d discovered my new bobble method before I’d knitted it.
Tomorrow we’re away to the Cotswolds for the non-walking, sitting-on-my-bum-and-knitting weekend (on my part, at least). I’ve made a start on the Manchester United hat to get the hang of the pattern and hopefully will get it done before the weekend is out.