Gilliatt and Acorn :: Crochet ::

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have a new (hopefully quick) project to share with you today - a new hat for Baby MiH. He asked for one - with a pompom, the boy clearly has taste - and I was of course happy to oblige. I wanted to make Acorn by Kat Goldin as soon as I found the pattern in the latest issue of LandScape (it is a bit like Taproot but can be found in the UK!). 

So first I finished my double moss cardigan - it is currently blocking and waiting for side seams (ok, so not finished, but nearly there). I am actually really impressed I finished one project before starting another one - a totally new concept for me... I have not crochet for a while, and I have never really done texture work with a crochet hook - so yes, I ended up starting 3 or 4 times. But I am on a roll now, so I am hoping to finish really soon. It is getting cold, and to be honest Baby MiH does need a hat. 

It was also an opportunity to go into my stash of one skein and use some leftover of Gilliatt by De Rerum Natura (you can read my 'Yarn with Attitude' review here). I thought it may make the beanie hat a bit more boy-ish, and I love the tweed effect of the yarn. 

Hopefully Baby MiH will be happy with his new hat, enough to have his picture taken, here is a challenge and a half!


  1. What an adorable hat that's going to be! Nifty scissors too. :)

  2. That will be such a cute hat for your son. I love that he asked for one from his mama.

  3. I look forward to seeing the new Pom Pom hat for your son and your cardigan . The blocking always lets me down I find

  4. I'm sure he will love it. Thinking of you all : )

  5. I love how this yarn looks! It looks incredibly cozy and subtly tweedy!