Posted on Friday, February 24 2012 at 10am
Stuck for a quick gift? Want to try a new technique? If you want to get ahead, get a hat! Our three-part guide from Rosee Woodland covers everything you need to know.
Hats make the perfect learning exercise. For beginners they offer the chance to try out increasing and decreasing on a small project. Intermediate knitters can experiment with knitting in the round, and experienced knitters can use hats to challenge themselves with colourwork.
To knitting designer Elizabeth Zimmerman, hats were ‘giant swatches’, the ideal opportunity to test ideas and hone skills too daunting in a full-sized garment.
Whether sticking to a pattern, or trying out an idea of your own, the basic construction and short knitting time for most hats makes them a fun, quick knit.