Wow!!!

There was a white blanket on our back garden this morning.

White, fluffy and perfectly smooth. Just the wee birds taking a hop.

Until the girls woke up. Squealed. Fed themselves.

Dressed up warm and leapt into the puffy white.

They’ve been waiting ALL winter. FINALLY!!! SNOW!!!

And what a perfect excuse to show off my new warm and squishy hat?

I love this little pattern. It is

Equisetum

by Po Lena. A free Ravelry download and super quick to knit.

It has a fabulous cable pattern set to one side up the front, see?

I had grand intentions of knitting it up in the round and avoid the seam at the back. Like

this lovely hat by KGS on Ravelry. But alas, I didn’t have the time or energy to rewrite the cable, so a flat knit it was. And I tried to seam it neatly…

I love the squooshy garter of the rest of the hat and the rapid decrease at the top, leaving a gathered pouch. It’s a great shape.

And no sensible brim to turn up. This woolly number is super chic!

But do you think I have the ball band for the yarn? Nope. Whoops.

I bought this lovely yarn in New Zealand a year ago from Skeinz. I’m not entirely sure but it might be from their Harvest range.

That rings a bell although I can’t see my colour-way in the list. Mine is a deep mulberry.

See my little helper?

She enjoyed the snow too. And her pink gumboots.

They are saying it will snow again tomorrow….

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