Knitting the Frejya hat

Oh the Frejya, a beauty to behold. What nice colors you have,with those nice jewel and earth tones. What scrumptious yarn you have, with your cashmere and merino blended together by Miss Debbie Bliss herself. And what love you have, with the yarn donated by a lovely friend in exchange for a hat made with love to keep her mother warm during her first winter in Seattle.

Your insane stranding on the underside of this hat acts as an extra layer of wool lining to repel the wind, and your various purl stitches placed every few rows in various positions as a bit of texture to an otherwise soft-as-a-cloud hat. Your crown is like a snowflake, heralding the first days of winter.I envy the home that soon will be yours. Happy winter to my friends!

The details of this project are on Ravelry, as is the pattern info. I found this pattern buried in the Interweave Knits fall 2009 magazine and have admired it since I bought it three years ago. Yay to finally knitting it!

PS. This is one of only two knitting project I've worked on for the past 6 months-- it turns out I'm a poor weather knitter and feel inspired by the cold change of seasonsThe first 1/4 of this hat took me 6 months. The last 3/4s took me a single busy week, one that included moving into a new apartment and starting a new full-time job. I also had other fiber-y goods on my mind these past months, namely in the textile/fabric sense and spent what little spare time I had in my summer on sewing. Like this 1960's skirt, this loud, blue sweater, this 1960's sleeveless blouse, this 1940's blouse (whose button placket, after being sewn on, disrupted the print of the fabric and must be re-cut for better alignment), and this patchwork handbag.

Onward! I am inspired!


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