Our cousin Shai has regularly hopped over from Australia to visit us and last time I offered to make him a replacement headband for his old tatty one. I made this earlier this year (I also made a couple of other things as he and his girlfriend were expecting a baby, who arrived last week), which I will show later on this blog.
There is really no way that a headband makes for good pictures, unless it’s being worn.
In January this year a good friend asked me to make her a hat that she could get her ponytail through and could also pull down to her neck like a cowl. So I started thinking and came up with this design.
My friend picked the colour and she decided on cotton, as she finds wool too scratchy and too hot. I decided on using a cable pattern, which makes it especially pretty I think.
I knitted holes for the string at the top of the hat to thread through the cord, see the pictures below.
My friend loved the hat/cowl and used it on a trip to Iceland a few weeks after I finished it for her.