Hats are such a wonderful knitting project. They work up quickly, they use only a little bit of yarn, and unlike mittens or socks- once you cast off… YOU’RE DONE! There is no need to knit a mate.
This hat pattern has been featured on the Estelle Yarns homepage for a while now, and we love it! Use a self-striping yarn for a fancy Fair Isle look, or use a solid shade for a classic look that will never go out of style. Add a fur pompom, add a yarn pompom… or none at all! We like options, and this hat has tonnes!
The pattern calls for Cascade Heritage 150 Prints, a self-striping sport weight yarn that is composed of 75% Superwash Merino Wool and 25% Nylon. Soft on the forehead and easy to wash (perfect for when it gets dropped into the dirty winter slush!), this yarn comes in a lovely range of shades, sure to match every single winter coat in your hall closet.
Should solid shades be more your speed, then Heritage 150 is just the ticket! With a wide range of rich colours, why not knit more than one? Or better yet… knit your own stripes! Pick up a few skeins from your local yarn shop and get creative. Maybe a hat with a row or two of contrast coloured trim?
And if you want to keep your options open even wider than THAT, then why not try some multi shades? Heritage 150 Multis works beautifully on its own, or can be combined with the solid range for some perfectly striking stripes. The Heritage 150 Multis will knit in a multi-coloured/variegated effect, versus the Heritage 150 Prints, which knits in stripes. (Just so that we are clear on the difference between the two).
And last but not least, enjoy knitting this hat! We know that once you knit one… you will be itching to cast on the next! It’s just like a bag of potato chips… You can’t stop at just one!
Wishing you all a really wonderful weekend.