Over Christmas I had three days off from knitting as I didn’t have the correct needles to start my Rosebud hat by Brooklyn Tweed. I was itching, fidgeting and sweating due to lack of knitting, until I finally caved and went off to buy needles at The Woolly Brew in Pittenweem. (If you live on the East Coast of Scotland then I recommend a trip here as it is such a lovely wee shop in a picturesque village with great sea views! The ladies here are lovely and very helpful too.)
For my Rosebud, I used Rowan Creative Focus Worsted yarn in white that I bought in Edinburgh. It is a 75% wool / 25% alpaca mix and is lovely and soft. It is quite easy to put your needle through the strands though as it doesn’t seem to be as tightly bound (not sure if this is the right term, probably not) as other wool, so I had to be careful not to be distracted by the TV too much!
I chose to make the larger, slouchy size as I don’t think fitted hats suit me too well and I wanted something a little different. As I was knitting, I watched the hat grow and grow, thinking will I look like a chef? Will I look like the Michelin man? Bo Peep? Maybe I should stop and knit the smaller, more fitted size… Alas I carried on and this is what it looks like!
What do you think?! It will certainly keep my lugs warm next week when I am skiing in France! What did you make over Christmas?