When I was leaving for Rhinebeck back in October, I needed a small, portable knitting project. After all, I was headed to a sheep and wool festival, flying on a plane and doing some traveling by car, so I knew there would be knitting time.
I finished these fingerless gloves the weekend I was there. The pattern is Arctic Blast Mitts (Ravelry link), knit in DK weight so they work up fast.
Aren’t they lovely?
But I also needed a hat to match. I always say I look a bit like a hobo when wooly season sets in, with unmatched hats, gloves and scarves. Perhaps I should say it’s boho, that sounds like I did it on purpose, doesn’t it?
Anyway, you see why I needed a matching hat.
The pattern is QL Slouch (Ravelry link) by Wooly Wormhead, a talented hat designer who recently came out with Classic Wooly Toppers, a book that looks to have several hats that the vintage knitters among us might enjoy.
The pattern was very simple and enjoyable. And while it was for a slouchy hat, I was able to block it into a beret using a dinner plate. (It’s actually meant to be reversible if you don’t block it into a firm beret shape.)
I did say matching, didn’t I? By matching, I meant they really don’t match at all, they just use the same yarn.
Any accessories on your needles this fall?