Earlier this year I knitted myself another hat. You might remember me posting about my first hat here, which was back in 2012. I really do like my dark purple hat, but it’s just not warm enough when it gets cold and windy here, so I decided on a thicker one with a nice cable pattern, of course another DROPS pattern.
As I have a dark purple winter coat and a bright pink parka I thought this light purple/lilac would work well. I actually love this colour, ever since I used it to knit some gloves for a swap.
I love the cables on this hat and how they create this gorgeous crown…just a shame that when I wear it I can’t really see it.
Here are some shots of me wearing the hat:
I swear even though I’ve not been blogging, I’ve been really, really busy knitting! I can promise that I can keep you busy with FO posts for at least a month. So, the first one finished project I want to start with is a pair of gloves for myself.
You might rememeber I knitted some gloves for a friend who I did a swap with, I blogged about it here. Because I loved the gloves, I decided to make myself a pair.
I knit them in the DROPS Merino Extra Fine blue, I did try to get hold of the purple, but was unable to. But it does actually match my purple Winter coat. And oh boy, did I need these this cold Winter. It’s been way too long and cold, although there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel, or rather some sun!
I love the cable detail on these gloves and especially the fact that each individual finger still has the cabling on it.
The gloves really are great, they’ve kept me toasty warm. And I made the same pair for my mum, in a different colour, but I will make sure to post about them another day!