Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.  When Mother Nature gives you foot upon foot of snow, you make a warm, cozy hat.


I  needed something to do between bouts of shoveling and this was perfect.  Julie Asselin's soft and smooshy Ankara yarn, Barbara Walker's Snowflake Lace, a deep cozy brim and a couple of hours by the fire was exactly what I needed to keep me happy while the flakes fell. 

Grab yourself a skein and find a cozy spot to sit for a little while, and you can be wearing yours by the time the snow stops falling.

Julie has put together kits with 5 different colorways in her Etsy Shop. (The images below are of these colors other bases, but I promise they are also gorgeous on Ankara - which has a mix of 85% merino and 15%  mohair for an extra soft and squishy fiber.)  And when you purchase your skein of Ankara for $25 through Julie's shop, you'll receive a code to download the pattern off Ravelry for the discounted price of $2!

The pattern alone is also available on Ravelry for $3.


AntiquityTravelers said...

all that snow up your way is just unnecessary roughness! hope you guys are staying warm - love the hat :)

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Love this one. I want a dozen new hats to make up for the sameness of the snow every day.