In winter, I like to wear a hat when at the Sunday farmers’ market where I get my fruit and veges. It’s an outdoor market, and there’s usually a brisk breeze blowing (it’s Wellington after all). My head gets chilled and my hair gets blown everywhere if I don’t wear one!
My favourite hat is Nicky Epstein’s Chameleon Hat. It has unfortunately stretched for some reason – I did knit it a little too big at the time, so I guess time and wear have made their mark. The old hat was knitted in a lovely pure wool, and I loved its feel and texture. It had a complicated stitch design, and I liked that part too. Here it is:
Rather than just reknit another in the same pattern, I decided to design one with similar qualities:
Stansborough Mythral proves to be a most excellent yarn for this design. The stitch is a chevron-style that echoes the Chameleon, but is different. When combined with Mythral, turns out to be rather addictive to knit…
This pattern will be available in three sizes – small, medium and large. Once I’ve knitted up a couple more samples and made a minor modification to this original, I will release it as another pattern in the Stansborough collection.
Hope you’re having a good weekend. 🙂