I've been wanting to start a project in Woolfolk Får, because I can't even handle how buttery soft this yarn is. I was immediately drawn to the smoky, almost black color Raven, and was dreaming of spending some time making a cozy cardigan.
Ready to start swatching for the Georgetown Cardigan in Hannah Fettig's Home and Away book, I realized I had at least one extra skein. Lo and behold, the perfect one skein project for my dreamy yarn was also in this book, the Knitbot Simple Hat. Bonus, with a matching gauge it could basically be a gauge swatch for the cardigan!
I love this hat pattern. Hannah writes the pattern for three weights of yarn in five different sizes. The simplicity of it makes it an everyday, no-fuss hat perfect for anyone, and the pattern is a breeze to knit.
The cashmere-soft hand of the Woolfolk merino yarn blooms to a soft halo, and creates a fantastically warm fabric.
I'm so glad I stumbled into making this hat. It has become the first one I reach for, and has already become a favorite hat for my family members to borrow. Perhaps I need to knit a few more! That should not be a problem, since I love every one of Woolfolk's palette of classic colors. I'm definitely still going to make that dream cardigan though...