So I designed these hats for this inbetween time.
It’s still cold enough that working with wool is more than appropriate, but the thought of starting a long-term project like a sweater is just too depressing because really, now, it’s supposed to be spring.
Not quite ready for cotton but not quite able to work on anything large.
Plus I really wanted to see how the single ply of Malabrigo looked against a twisted double ply yarn. I was thinking the contrast would help the Malabrigo pop and look more jeweled:
I think that effect was very successful.
I also wanted to work with floral motifs that reminded me of spring – but not to make them too flowery. I wanted graphic flowers, not frou-frou flowers.
So I started with my stitch dictionary and played until I got the look I wanted.
I really enjoyed designing and knitting these two hats. I hope you guys like them, too!
Dreams of Spring Hat I
(the pink and green version)
Knit out of Berocco Ultra Alpaca in Olive and Malabrigo in Geranio.
Dreams of Spring Hat II
(the blue and white version)
Knit out of Patons Classic Merino in White and Malagbrigo in Oceanos.
EDITED TO ADD:
Both are now pdf downloads. They are also available as a Ravelry download in my pattern store.