The post gods have been kind to all of us, and the parcel I sent out only yesterday afternoon has arrived to its destination already. So now I can reveal this little treasure to you…
The pattern is Wabbit Season by (again) Alexandra Tinsley, from her first Go Go Malabrigo collection. The moment I saw it I knew it was the pattern I had been waiting for ever since I started knitting. I’ve wanted a nice, personalized and unique earflap hat for myself forever!
Ummm, ok, somehow it turned out that this one isn’t for myself, but I’m working on that, don’t worry! Let’s consider this a test knit… ;) And, if I may say so myself, the test was very successful! I love this hat.
It came out a bit big because I wasn’t watching my gauge too much, but I also knew my friend’s head was slightly bigger than mine. Apart from that, I added one structural modification: five rounds of seed stitch before binding off the body, because the edge was rolling without it and I didn’t like that. I think it also gives a nice parallel to the earflap pocket (yes, those are pockets!) borders, when the earflaps are up.
(Sneaky on-the-lookout-for-wabbits face…)
Finding the perfect buttons in your stash is always a happy event! I originally intended to go with a different contrast colour for the braids, but the buttons inspired me to go purple…
Oh yes, and then there are the pom-poms. Ooooh the pom-poms! I made the braids that hold them extra long, for no other reason but fun!
And here’s a few ideas of what you can do with them…
If it’s cold, tie them together in three easy steps! :)
Or, if you’re feeling silly, well… :)
I hope you all have a lovely and silly weekend! I know what I’ll be doing – there’s already a second Wabbit on my needles… :)