Pattern: Vik Beach Hat
Yarn: 126 yards of Rowan Magpie Tweed.
Size made: Adult, slightly slouchy.
Techniques used: Tillybuddy’s very stretchy cast on
Again, many thanks to my SIL Caroline for modeling! I think this project turned out well! I love the effect of the yellow, orange and kelly green tufts in the tweedy yarn. The cables are interesting and look complicated but are very easy. The crown decreases are nicely designed. I did have a little scare when I first finished it as it was very snug through the cables. However, when I blocked it I stretched the cables out a bit and it worked like a charm. I am a fairly tight knitter, especially when cables are involved. I think that, as lovely as the Magpie Tweed is, I should have chosen a yarn with more loft and give to it. I could definitely see myself making this hat again!