We have another FO! I’m on a roll this month… Well maybe not a roll, more of a gentle tumble down a grassy bank but we are getting through projects slowly!
This project was a bit of a cheat however as I cast it on and completed it in two days… So no further with my mountain of WIP’s but damn I’m chuffed with this one!
It’s from a recently released pattern collection by Woolly Wormhead and is available on her website and though Ravelry. The collection consist of 5 hats, each with an element as inspiration. The hats are constructed sideways, shaped with short rows and then grafted together… genius!
I couldn’t be happier with my hat… Woolly’s patterns are incredibly easy to follow, very intuitive and for a first time sideways hat knitter I’m really impressed with the outcome. I can’t recommend this collection enough. Knitted in DK weight yarn too they would be the perfect christmas knits for friends and family… That might be dangerous though as I really can’t see me gifting any of this beautiful collection.
“Graftin” – After spending a lot more of the summer than I care to admit sucked into ‘Love Island’ (I blame my husband… He started the car crash TV watching with last years!) Grafting to me means working hard to win someones affection… Woolly you’ve saved me from this terrible slang! Grafting is actually a pleasant experience and (as long as you have the right amount of stitches on each needles) is easy to complete, satisfying and finishes off a project neatly without drama… It in no way includes sordid love triangles and half naked 20 somethings with a whole summer burn… literally! I digress…
Everyone needs to knit one of these, they really are a new and engaging way to create and shape hats… Just fantastic.
P.S – In case you’re all wondering – Fionnghuala is my full name, it’s Irish and not as all as unpronounceable as it definitely looks – “Finoola”