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December 02, 2010

estella in the snow-3Finished the hat I messed up the other day and I’m so happy with it. It’s cosy and vintagey and in colours that were missing from my hat collection. Since the pattern is an older one it seems like a perfect candidate for this week’s pattern sale so you can make your own version of my new favourite hat. Hopefully yours won’t have to keep you warm in quite such crazy weather though. Use the code “snow” when purchasing Estella to get 20% off, or click here to buy it now.
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I used Toft Alpaca DK in I thinkFudge and Silver, the pattern is written for a heavier yarn, but although this is a DK weight it’s pretty dense and I got a fabric I liked at the pattern’s gauge. Knit to the pattern except that I worked 5 instead of 7 repeats before the decreases to make it a bit less slouchy. The yarn is from British alpaca’s and I really enjoyed working with it, it has a nice rustic heft but is still soft and it kept the snow off my head perfectly.
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There’s plenty of yarn leftover for mittens, which might not be a bad idea considering I can’t even find a matching pair!
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