Sometimes you see a pattern and you just HAVE to knit it. No questions, no hesitations – it just grabs you and demands to be made. I got that feeling when I saw the Selbu Modern hat on Alice Bell’s SlippedStitch blog. I was drawn in by the elegant design and, even better, it’s a FREE PATTERN!! ZOMG!!ELEVENTY!
So I made it, using yarn I had leftover from Chloe’s awesome steeked cardigan:
The hat is meant to be a sort of floppy tam kind of affair, but – like Alice’s – mine came out more like a beanie. I do tend to knit tighter than a mongoose’s sphincter though. So I decided to block the hell out of it.
I washed it carefully and then stretched the hat over a large upturned bowl:
Stay tuned for pics of the finished hat and an exciting competition, as I will shortly be giving it away!