Two finished projects to share for this FO Friday!
First up is the Elzy Hat. This was a preview knit I worked up for Brooklyn Tweed’s School’s In fall collection. It’s written for fingering weight yarn – both BT Loft and BT Peerie could be used for it – but any fingering weight will work. I have a set of random balls of Peerie in stash, so I grabbed 3 of those and knit my version using Loam (dark brown), Norway (pale blue-green), and Patina (gold). The pattern also has charts and instructions for a 2-color version.
I really loved knitting this one. The colorwork isn’t super difficult and would be a good new-to-stranded-knitting project. The hat is only written for one size, but I think you could easily size up to a larger head circumference using either sportweight or DK-weight yarns. I also think it’d be a fantastic project for minis or scraps. Maybe a mini gradient set and a solid-color for the background (or vice versa)? I could see this being a very versatile stash-busting project and one you could accomplish in a weekend if you were gift knitting on a deadline – and you know that season is fast approaching!
Next up, I knit up the Dots and Lines Hat from Justyna Lorkowska (Lete’s Knits on Ravelry and IG). This is a DK-weight pattern and I used a skein of Hedgehog Fibres DK merino in a Potluck colorway for my version. This is another fun stashbuster-type project. I only used about 125 yards for mine and I knit the medium size. (There are 5 sizes included in the pattern.) In this size, on me, you can either fold the brim up and wear it as a beanie, or unfolded as a very slight slouchy hat. The pattern has loads of texture and is a fun knit – it includes some little rosebud-like stitches that help break up color pooling too. I think the colors just yell Fall! in this one. It’s slated for a charity box to keep someone’s head warm in the greater Baltimore area this winter.
I have one more hat on the needles I’m hoping to finish this month – maybe even for next Friday? I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!