Thursday, 31 October 2013

WIP Wednesday: The Hat That Turned Into a Snood

This week in the UK we have seen gale force winds sweep across the country. Thankfully where I live in South East London, we were not massively effected; just a few branches and lots of leaves on the roads. Going to work has meant that I've had to scrap all my hair up into a rather sorry mess and by the time I actually get to work it looks like a birds nest, so I thought a new hat would do the trick to keep my mane at bay.

After thumbing the latest copy of Simply Crochet this month (Issue 11) there was a lovely pattern for a bobble/pom pom hat which looked super cute and cosy.

I attempted the first 5 or so rounds and realised that I was getting a bit stuck and confused so I frogged back to round three and have decided to change it to a snood/cowl instead. I always love something warm around my neck especially as the temperature here seems to be dropping. The initial foundation chain of the hat pattern would have been too big for my head anyway (it would have been very slouchy if you like that kind of style) so fits perfectly over my head and around my neck.

I have opted to use Stylecraft Special Aran in Aspen with a 5mm hook. I managed to complete it last night so it was a super quick and easy make. I probably could have done it in a day if I'd had the time but I'm really pleased with the result and it was lovely and warm on the way to work this morning! I have used a mixture of stitches - single, double and half double (US terms) with some shells and a row of bobbles!

Excuse the dodgy expression and my bathroom!

Betty xXx

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