Sunday, January 19, 2014

Drops Hat

I don't remember exactly how I came upon this cardigan by DROPS design, I might have been browsing through legwarmers, but the striking combination of black and white stranded knitting arrested my eyes and made me look through the projects on Ravelry. And when I saw Saviera's hat interpretation I knew I had to knit this, more so as I had just the yarn remains from Gaby's cardigan. Like Saviera, I cast on 96 sts for k1p1 ribbing, but then increased to 120 sts for the stranded design.

Pattern: Jacket 116 by Drops Design
Yarn: Alize Cashmira 100% wool in black and white
Needle: 3.5 mm rib, 4 mm body
Time to knit: 2 days

I bought a piece of black fleece to make a lining for the hat, but we still haven't got any winter here, the temperatures are well above 0 C, actually it was 11 C earlier today and the fleece would be redundant in such warm weather. The snowdrops in front of our building have blossomed! I don't remember them ever coming to bloom so early.


  1. Шапочка просто чудо!!!белое с чёрным это всегда беспроигрышный вариант)))
    У нас только на этой неделе температура воздуха опустилась до -10,а то верба цвела и подснежники вылезали из земли...

  2. You're right. Black and white are always striking together. It's like snow fell onto the hat and slowly dripped down, creating some kind of winter art. Love it.

  3. Красива и ефектна шапка в любимото ми съчетание черно-бяло и в унисон със зимния пейзаж.Много ми харесва!

  4. Black and white are a favourite of mine as well. The hat looks great.
    My Snowdrops are starting to open. Also the Crocus are waiting for a bit of sunshine to open.

  5. Such a lovely hat <3 I can't believe - we have regular, frosty winter in Poland ;) Lot of snow and ice.

  6. Such a beautiful hat! And it does look like snowdrops!