A hat in July {Knitting} + Le Challenge GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The 12 hats in a year challenge is proving every month more and more challenging. A knitted hat is the last thing I actually need in my wardrobe right now, but I know that not long from now it is all I will want to wear. So I decided to go for simple design - for a minimum time spent on knitting. 

Pattern: Mock Rib Watch Cap (free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Cascade Eco-Cloud in Bunny (#1804) bought here
Needles: Circular and DPNs 5.5mm

I did not even change the yarn - or the colour! I am glad. I had never knitted with Cascade Eco Cloud, and the yarn is actually really different from any other yarn I had knitted with. I tried to capture it on the pictures, it is not twisted, it is sort of braided - and so stretchy! It is a merino and alcapa blend - and I don't seem to be allergic to it, result! It would be great for sweaters in the winter, and probably very forgiving for sizing. 

I have bought about a girl (Lindsey Kelk) on Ibooks recently - after seeing a lot of recommendations on twitter. I have yet failed to make it to Chapter 1, so cannot tell you a lot about it - but it seems to be the perfect chilling out book! 

Linking to Tamis and Ginny's today. 

So here is for the giveaway. As you may know the next le challenge theme is HEROES (entries due on September 15), and Kirsty at Quiet Play has shared her inspiration and given you a chance to win 3 of a paper pieced patterns!! To enter, go here


  1. Fantastic pattern selection! It's really hot here in Chicago, and knitting hasn't been on my list of preferred activities at the moment. A small project is a really good idea. And, you'll be glad for this come fall.

  2. Pretty yarn. I really like that it is braided instead of twisted. I'm sure it gives you a completely different texture.
    It is really hot right now, but it is the perfect time to get your winter wardrobe ready.

  3. how lovely! good to take the long view and remember what we wear in other seasons!

  4. I've used that wool and I know what you mean! It's almost like itty bitty i-cord! I love the colour, so soft and lovely.

  5. Beautiful yarn! It does seem more the weather for sun hats but, come Winter, you'll have the last laugh :)

  6. This looks like very cool yarn - can't wait to see the hat :-)

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  8. I am intrigued by the yarn. Stretchy always worries me, but this looks very nice.

  9. That yarn is fiberlicious! It looks soft and warm just like a cuddle.