I decided to jump feet-first into the hat knitting-frenzy after being inspired by all the beautiful hats I've seen on MWK recently. Aaron (AMBush) gets the prize for the most prolific hat knitter! I've knitted very few hats but I thought I could use some immediate gratification after the jerseys.
These two hats are from the Patons Book 1213 and is the Aviator Beanie done with Inca wool in the double moss stitch. It knits up very quickly and is very attractive. The wool is beautiful and soft. I'd never done this style of hat so it was a learning experience to make the 2 ear flaps and then join them before knitting the hat itself. I enjoyed these projects.
I'm not certain what I intend to do with these but they may come in handy with winter approaching. For those of you who have some knowledge of New Zealand, you'll know about the central heating of our houses - we don't have any! For some reason, even today in expensive homes, the houses are built with no central heating; there may be a gas fire in the lounge and a wall heater in the bathroom but all the other rooms depend on portable space heaters (gas and electric) for heat. All the rooms have doors which can be closed to conserve the heat; only the rooms being used are heated. No one can accuse New Zealand of contributing to global warming! We often wear a beanie (stocking cap) indoors in the winter and almost always a jersey. (Did you know that the Queen tells anyone who complains that the palace is chilly to go and put on a jersey?) I was thinking that these might come in handy on cold winter nights and if, by chance, we're invited to Buckingham palace.
Unfortunately, unlike Lars, I don't have any vintage head mannekins in the attic (or anywhere else) so I was forced to use our 11 year old "talking [constantly] head" as a model.