Danni and Charlie do craft

Two ladies and a whole lotta wool

Adapting an old favourite – knitted angora beanie hat strikes again

So, first knitting project of the “season” is done. I’ve completed a hat for my friend Fazz, knitted with beautiful Orkney Angora which I purchased from Tangled Yarn (love that site).

A couple of twists on the pattern from before; first one was Fazz wanted two colours, so this version is striped, second one was the addition of a pom pom (again, on request of the client), and third I made the overall hat slightly shorter. This last one I opted to do as the wool stretches, and I felt the design could loose a couple of cms. This was also after feedback from others who I’d knitted these hats for.

Here is the hat in pictures:

Beautiful Orkney Angora wool in Blue and Scarlet

Getting started with the stripes

Taking shape and really happy with how the rib is looking

View from above.

Taking shape.

A stripy, angora tower.

The finished product modelled by the maker.

Just so you can appreciate the pom pom.

Really happy with how this slightly adapted pattern worked out, and I personally love the pom pom (though it might not be to everyone’s taste). It is super fun making a pom pom – will do a how to post on that soon.

– Charlie

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About thisischarlie

I'm Charlie Parker. Whilst I don't play sax I do play the ukulele. I'm a digital marketing professional living and working in Vancouver, Canada. I am prone to wanderlust, I ❤️ children's books and am a dedicated knitter.

4 comments on “Adapting an old favourite – knitted angora beanie hat strikes again

  1. Verónica
    30/10/2012

    Like the color combination.

  2. cjpinlondon
    02/11/2012

    Thanks Verónica! I think it came out really well. The colour choice was the client’s though, so I can’t take full credit 🙂

  3. Syno Snail
    05/11/2012

    Great blog, I’m pretty jealous tbh!!

  4. Pingback: Owls, owls, owls…an owl I’ve knitted using a Donna Wilson pattern | Danni and Charlie do craft

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