I’m pleased to bring you Annabella, the last design of my current alpaca “jag” and my personal favourite:
As I explained in my last post, Annabella is named in honour of my aunt, a free spirit of the 50’s. With its delicate slip-stitch trellis pattern but slouchy top, it seems like something that she could have worn.
Like the Blue Danube and the Aviator, this hat is also knitted in Flagstaff Alpaca’s 8 ply (DK) multi-dyed 100% alpaca. This colourway is called Mossy.
I liked this design so much that I knitted myself one too:
By this stage, my stores of alpaca yarn were getting low so here I used a 4 ply multi-dyed 100% alpaca held double. It’s in Flagstaff Alpaca’s Marine colourway. I knitted the middle stocking stitch part 1cm shorter than in the version modelled by my daughter. I think I prefer the longer length, but this is a good illustration of the variation you can get to the look of the hat by changing the length.
The pattern comes with guidance for width and length alterations, but instructions are only for medium size (56 – 58cm).
Want to knit one for yourself? Here it is! Free pattern – Annabella hat.