Harriet’s Hat

It’s Fibre Friday again and I have a pair of hats to show you.

This pattern is part of a fundraiser to raise money for an MRI for Shetland. A local knitter there – Harriet – created a pattern for a fair isle hand and a local yarn producer there – Jamieson and Shetland – put together yarn kits for knitting the hat. I thought this was a pretty cool and creative way to raise funds, so I bought the yarn kit and the pattern.

Learn more about the MRI Maakers Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal.

I ended up making two hats from the supplied yarn. The first one is on the right:

Harriet's Hat, knit in J&S yarn by Deborah Cooke

Harriet's Hat, knit in J&S yarn by Deborah CookeI washed both hats and they fulled a bit, which made them softer and probably warmer.

There was quite a bit of yarn left over, so I moved the colours around the charts and knit the second one. I also made it a bit shorter, since Mr. Math thought the first was too deep. It’s more blue, too, and he prefers it.

If you’re interested in the details of how I switched the colours, you can read about that on my Ravelry project page.

Harriet's Hat, knit in J&S yarn by Deborah Cooke

I still have some yarn left and could make another hat. It would be mostly yellow, though, and since the darkest blue is all used up, I’m going to stop now.

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