This is the Vega hat by Brooklyn Tweed. It’s really nicely written – I love the way the decreases create a a star on top.
It’s knitted from two different Rowan yarns and they’re both very satisfyingly woolly.
I’m on a mission to use up my frankly ridiculous stash of odd balls of wool, so hats are the order of the day. I choose these colours more or less at random, but they remind me of those rhubarb and custard sweets you get in big plastic jars in newsagents.
(I knitted it for a friend’s birthday and I promise it looked better on her than on my alien model head.)
It’s a pattern from the ever-expanding Brooklyn Tweed empire of knitwear, which is producing some of the best new knitting patterns I’ve seen for ages. Especially the FALL 2011 ones. I really hate to use the phrase ‘on trend’, but you know what I mean. There is knitwear everywhere at the moment and the BT patterns have just the right amount of texture.
The BT Shelter yarn looks yummy as well.The shade names crack me up – they’ve totally nailed that faded, homespun hipster aesthetic. ‘Hayloft’, ‘Button Jar’, ‘Faded Quilt’, ‘Homemade Jam’, ‘Old Man’s Beard’*. The colours look gorgeous and tweedy though.
*I may have made this one up
Sorry for the radio silence around here over the last week. Looking for a job and various family crises have eaten up my time, but the good news is I’ve found some temporary work until Christmas. I have TONS of stuff to post about though, so I’ll soon be cluttering up your Google Reader account as usual.