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Saturday, November 26, 2011

FO - Peerie Flooers hat

Peerie Flooers hat

Finally I get to reveal the genius that is the flooers. I was so excited when Kate released this hat pattern that I instantly began working out how soon I could get to John Lewis, get my sticky mitts on some Rowan Fine Tweed, and cast on in order to have the hat ready before the weather turned.

And turn it has. In contrast to the scorching October day when I bought the yarn it is cold and wet outside now and I thoroughly appreciate a hat that can be pulled right down over my ears. For this reason I cast on for the medium size*, which Kate describes as a slouchy beanie, and it's just perfect.

Peerie Flooers hat

The crown is a little tricky to work after the simple flooers pattern but it's worth it - it's like a sunburst of colour on top of the hat.

Pattern: Peerie Flooers by Kate Davies
Yarn: Rowan Fine Tweed
Needles: 3mm circulars

The only change I made to the pattern is to use Skipton rather than Muker for the darker blue and that was only because John Lewis were all out of Muker.

* full disclosure - one of the reasons that this took so long to make it to the finished objects pile is that I originally and accidentally cast on for the small size and didn't realise until I'd worked about three repeats of the flooers pattern.


Lynne said...

It's fantasic!!! I've been wondering how you were getting on with it, and was hoping to see an update about it (not that I'm a stalker or anything - I just really like this pattern!!).

I was admiring the decreases before I read what you wrote about them. I finished a beret on Friday and it had lovely decreases, so they must be in my head. The decreases on this are very pleasing, but I think Kate's patterns are always great.

Happy wearing :)

Petit Filoux said...

Absolutely amazing! I can just imagine all the hard work that went into that!