One Last FO Spotlight: Vik Beach Hat Test Knit

I mentioned I’ve been doing a lot of test knitting recently, right? Well, here’s another recently finished hat to share. It’s from the same designer as the Tunbridge Hat I tested a few weeks ago.

The rundown

Pattern: Vik Beach Hat

Yarn: 126 yards of Rowan Magpie Tweed.

Size made: Adult, slightly slouchy.

Needles: US7

Techniques used: Tillybuddy’s very stretchy cast on

Modifications: None

Ravelled: Here.

The pretty

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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!



  1. Tina · November 18, 2015

    Beautiful hat!

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  2. Lindsey · November 18, 2015

    It looks fantastic! And, I’m in love with that yarn!

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  3. Stefanie · November 18, 2015

    Funky! I love it. It’s like spinach pizza crust.

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  4. Andrea @ This Knitted Life · November 18, 2015

    IT’s awesome. I love that yarn. Great color!

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