To say I love this hat is an understatement. Since the night I whipped the Hannah Hat up it's been on my head non-stop. Made from the scrumptious and lovely malabrigo rasta this hat is warm, cozy and sooooo soft and chunky! It's a dream to knit and wear. Living in a coastal city we are always getting wind storms and this hat keeps my ears and head warm while still being cute and stylish.
This yarn has a special spot in my heart. Gifted to me last xmas from my dear friend Hannah (ummashin) the color is one of my faves. I fell so in love with this yarn that I have held on to it for a full year until i found the perfect project for it. So to say a lovely thank you to one of the most lovely people i have met online i have named this hat for hannah. I hope she likes it as much as I do.
Quick and easy hannah knits up in one night. a few hours and bam - you've got yourself a lovely new accessory. Knit on a US12/9mm it works up fast and it's simple to customize to your desired slouch/length. and helloo....that pom pom just melts my heart. Love it. Pom poms and I have had a love/hate relationship because I can never seem to make a good one but I have broken my curse (I like to use my pal jane richmond's pom pom tutorial).
Making pom poms with rasta is actually fun! I love the added touch of fun the pom pom adds to this hat. I also love the coziness the 2x2 rib that goes to mid crown adds to keep your ears warm. That extra bit of depth just feels so right on the part of my head that gets the coldest while waiting for school pick up.
Best part is hannah only takes (1) skein of malabrigo rasta! Plus the pattern is only $1.99!!! That's it - time to treat yourself! Just remember that if you alter the pattern or choose to NOT unravel your gauge swatch you will need another skein to be able to finish the hat and the pom pom. I seriously used every last inch of my skein. There were no leftovers..not even one centimeter..lol.
THE HANNAH HAT PATTERN FEATURES:
:: clear and easy to understand step by step instructions
:: bright & colorful photography
:: 2 page color PDF pattern
:: a great knitting experience
I hope you enjoy hannah as much as I do! It's a great beginner pattern to practice knitting in the round and making pom poms :) Happy knitting from my home to yours!
p.s. To all you sewers...don't worry, I promise there will be sewing goodies coming soon too!