Instantly Gratified, with a Simple Hat!
April 27, 2012 § 2 Comments
Rummaging through my queue I wanted something quick, simple and tasteful …
The answer was the Simple Pleasures Hat by Purl Soho, ofcourse!
Ok this hat is not all that complicated, it’s super quick to knit up … and it’s wonderfully cozy for cold blowy days, or take with you on a ski trip (or somewhere cold and has snow ;D).
I hand dyed the yarn into a dusky mauve colour … I wanted a muted pastel pink (closer to a grey tone).
Needles | 4mm DPNs & 5mm DPNs
Gauge | 5sts per 1 inch
|Yarn A:Yarn | 2 balls X Lincraft Angora PlusColourway | Grey-Mauve Fiber | 50% Bamboo, 35% Wool, 15% Angora
Weight | 50g per ball :: Yardage | 75m
|Yarn B:Yarn | 1 ball X Moda Vera Mohair BlendColourway | GreyFiber | 50% Nylon, 50% Mohair
Weight | 25g :: Yardage | 250m
My Mods | My ribbing was measured at 2.75 inches and the body of the hat u to the crown is 7 inches. Only a small amount of slouch.
My View | The yarn I used has a considerable Bamboo which gives it a lovely drape, and the Angora a lovely soft handle. I didn’t use all the 2 balls of yarn, more 1.75 balls. Definately a warmer hat than I initially expected!