Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cast Off | The Baa-ble Hat Complete

Autumn abandoned us a little while back, but returned over a week ago with surprising chilliness. As the cool weather came out of nowhere I inevitably caught a chest cold, which has dominated most of the week. I'm on the mend now, however, and at the beginning of my illness when I still had some energy, I got out my knitting and polished off the last of my Baa-ble Hat. It was a very quick and easy knit, my slowness in completing it was only due to the weather.

Now it's finished I've been a little lost as to what to cast on next, but that's been a good thing as it's led to knitting up some baby items for a collaboration with a new online handmade boutique. I used to sell my knitted items full time, but gave it up a few years ago as it just took up too much time and I never had the joy of knitting for myself. I've no intention of going back to that, but baby knits are something I do enjoy creating so making a couple as I please will be lovely. (One of the items is woollen Pixie Bonnets. The pattern is available in my Ravelry store if you'd like to knit one too!)

Anyway, back to the Baa-ble Hat. I'm super glad this warm and cuddly beanie is ready in time for the arrival of winter. I'm really happy with all those sheep marching around the edge. I think I may need to make another one in different colours, it was so much fun.
The pattern was incredibly simple and easy, without one single hiccup along the way. Just what every knitter wants.

What have you been making lately?
Has the weather caught you unawares?
Happy weekend!
Sarah x

Extra details:
Yarn: Cashmerino Aran by Debbie Bliss (10ply) in Purple 30042 for the base, Off White 300101 and Black 300300 for the sheep, and Heather 300046 for the top. Purchased from Morris & Sons online store
For yardage, dye lots and more Ravelry project page here

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  1. Hi Sarah !
    well done for your knitting ! Wow so beautiful.
    Here in CH we must never put that sort of hat too far away from the wardrobe just in case the cold hits again.
    Right now it is Spring and gosh that feels good.
    Happy Sunday.... and sunny greetings from here -maria

    1. Thank-you so much Maria. I hope the spring warmth continues for you! x

  2. I have this hat on my ravelry queue. Just waiiting for the right yarn to come along. Jo x

    1. I'd had my eye on it for a while too, and knew I'd just have to knit it this autumn :-)

  3. Hi Sarah....your baa-ble hat is darling! You have so much talent.

  4. Your hat looks fabulous! I've been sock knitting (just started this year) and have finished my third pair and started the fourth last night.

    1. Wow, that's a lot of socks! I hope to get some made this year too x

  5. I love it Sarah! Once again I have knit-envy. I hope your head and ears are lovely and warm this week!
    Kate xx

  6. Beautiful knitting Sarah. I suspect Rocket would particularly like your style choice. ;) It has been very cold, wet, and windy here. Woolly hat weather indeed - perhaps even mittens and socks! Brrr.


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