New pattern! Strathcona Beanie

By Megan Goodacre

New pattern! Strathcona Beanie

It's a happy season for hats. Wearing them, making them, giving them. I'm pleased to announce the new Strathcona Beanie. The pattern includes 2 versions: one version is pointy and elfin, the other is slouchy and relaxed. And you can add a pom pom to either if you're feeling extra festive. 

Now, I should confess, I'm not much of a hat wearer. There's usually some issue; it makes my head look pointy, or crushes my hair, or it's too tight, or it's too hot. (I know, I'm a delight to be around, just ask Charles.)

So this lightweight slouchy hat is ideal for me. Long enough so that it settles on my ears and doesn't slide back. Big enough to not give me hat-head. These hats are done in lightweight fingering weight wool; on the left is Zealana's Rimu (60% merino 40% possum), on the right is Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% wool).

Both of these yarns are ideal for our cold dampish air.

I'm thinking that this would be lovely in creamy baby alpaca for a baby hat, just work one or two fewer repeats.