My cherry red argyle hat :3

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This wasn’t planned.

Originally, I bought the yarn to knit a Christmas gift, but because of time issues that didn’t work out. Plus, I hated the pattern – too many cables. As a result, I found myself with two balls of Wolle Rödel Siena in one of my favourite colours. After skimming my knitting books, I decided I’d knit Laura Irwin’s Argyle Lace Hat for myself. It’s not like I have too many hats already, but I was bored and craved something fun to knit.

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“Boutique Knits” by Laura Irwin is pretty neat in that she combines knitting patterns with several other crafting techniques, felting for example. This pattern calls for fabric-covered buttons. I was really excited about that at the beginning, after several misadventures … not so much. First, I bought not enough buttons. I also discovered that I had covered the buttons with a fabric that didn’t match the yarn. (Yes. I know. I was excited and didn’t plan beforehand. :D) Then I bought smaller buttons, but they turned out to be quite difficult to be covered with fabric. I had to call in my mother and her friend the seamstress for help!

In the end, I’m really happy with the hat. It’s super cute! I also like the fabric I used for the buttons, it’s the grey fabric I used for my first pair of trousers!

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pattern: Argyle Lace Hat by Laura Irwin (Boutique Knits: 20+ Must Have Accessories)

Yarn: Wolle Rödel Siena (Sport, 100% Merino), 9911 Kirsche

Photography: Mom

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