This weekend, I made a post asking for help in deciding what pattern to make with some yarn I recenetly purchased. With the help of my readers, I had decided on a pattern, the Windsor hat. I went to Ravelry to read the project information and immediately changed my mind. I have been looking for a lovely scallop hat for months now. I was incredibly happy to see this pattern in the Featured Pattern section: Petoncle by Alexandra Tinsley.
I have seen Alex’s name in around the knitting world but had never looked into her patterns before. Seeing this, though, I had to look for more. I saw that this hat was part of a two pattern e-book called The Scallop Scissors and I purchased it immediately. Though Petoncle was the hat that led me to this change, I ended up going with the other hat in the pattern book called Varia.
I think I made the right decision. Both hats are beautiful and I cannot wait to knit a hat in more neutral tones. I see this being my go-to hat for gift knitting.
I am loving these colors together. And I think the scallop effect is just lovely. The pattern is wonderfully written and I highly recommend it.
Working with these two colors was so much fun! They are both so bright and vibrant and made me just extremely happy. The yarn is Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted and it is just wonderful to knit with. There is a subtle tonal effect that just adds to the beauty of the yarn.
I am incredibly happy with this yarn and this pattern. The pattern is incredibly quick. I started the hat on Sunday…and finished it yesterday. I took these pictures on Monday because I knew that I would be done before WIP Wednesday but I really wanted to make a post about it.
Be on the lookout Friday for finished pictures! I love this hat and I will be wearing it all the time.