Amber and I made twin Cottage Hats! We've known Dawn Henderson (@dawn.landix) for many years as a customer, yarn/fiber dyer, knitter, Spinzilla team spinner, and talented photographer... so when she recently delved into knitwear pattern design, we were thrilled to try out her Cottage Hat pattern. In a few short months, she has released this pattern as well as two sock patterns. Rumor has it she has more exciting patterns in store for us!
Pattern: Cottage Hat by Dawn Henderson
Yarn: Hedgehog Aran in Bee's Knees (Amber) and Zephyr (Jaime)
Size Made: Adult Medium
The Cottage Hat is a simple hat with fun texture created by a small, three row cable pattern. I'm happy to report that I finally learned how to cable without a cable needle (thanks to Miriam Felton who happened to be town while I was knitting this). The single stitch cables used in Cottage are great to practice this technique on.
Amber cast-on this hat first in a bright, speckled Hedgehog Merino Aran. Her hat was looking so awesome as she knit, I had to follow suit. I also chose a bright neon-speckled color of Hedgehog Aran and cast on. So so fun. Sometimes, stepping outside your comfort zone can be very rewarding. I love my new hat.
I was so in love with this yarn, I had to make a pom pom out of it for the top. The result is a total win and now Amber and I have twinsie Cottage hats!
Thank you Dawn and congrats on your new venture! We're looking forward to seeing all your new designs.