I love this hat! It’s been keeping my head warm since coming off the blocking plate!
The pattern is lovely, Kate is such a talented designer. The instructions very clear and easy to follow. Another fantastic thing is there isn’t many long floats - great for fair isle first timers. This was my first attempt at knitting with two colours, and if I do say so myself it’s worked out pretty well. I don’t know if my technique is quite right. I just did what felt right for me.
The baby alpaca yarn is just unbelievably AMAZING. I cannot get enough of this stuff. It’s like knitting with butter, it’s so soft! The ball band described the yarn as DK, but I thought it was a little thinner. It worked out perfectly for this pattern (which is lucky as I didn’t swatch…) I used a little over 1 skein of the main colour and about 0.8skein of the contrasting charcoal colour.
This is potentially my most successful knitted item to date!