I’ve been having a lot of fun working away on this Chamomile Hat. I finished up a few days ago, and then made and attached the pom pom yesterday (after a quick instagram conference regarding whether the pom pom was too big ~ consensus = couldn’t possibly have a pom pom too big!). Islay spotted it as soon as she came home from school and immediately put it on. I had planned for it to be mine, but she loves it so much, and it looks so good on her, that it’s now hers. She went off to school very happily this morning complete with her bouncing pom pom!
The pattern is the Chamomile Hat by Clare Devine. It is very well written and was a real pleasure to knit. The main wool is British Bluefaced Leicester from West Yorkshire Spinners, bought at Ginger Twist Studio. The contrast colours were leftover from the *wee snake I knit for Katie years ago (the snake is still going strong and gets lot of play) and are Rowan Purelife, also British Wool. All three are natural shades, with the Rowan being a mix of breeds to give the marled colours.
I knit the hat as part of the Knit British and Brit Yarn ‘Nature’s Shades Along’. I loved the inspiation behind this knit-along ~ to showcase the beauty and versatility of British, undyed wool. I would have loved to go for a bigger project but time and budget prevented that – and I’m so happy to have made a hat that my wee girl loves…..plus it meant that I didn’t have to do the modelling!
Details over here on Ravelry
*I had a wee read of the post I wrote about Katie’s snake (3 years ago now) and was interested to see what I said about the Rowan Purelife, and that I was commenting back then how good it was to use British undyed yarn – I still feel that way, possibly more so now! And, I love seeing how much my knitting has progressed in the meantime, I’d still class myself as very much a learner but I’m definitely improving!