Name: Urchin hat
Size(s): (to fit, finished size) 22″
Yarn: (name, fibre, weight, colour) King Cole Magnum Chunky (Multi) in colour 213, 75% acrylic/25% wool, 72 g (approx. 90 yds/82 m)
Needles: (size, material, style) 9 mm plastic straights.
Knitting style: (for stitch patterns) English (yarn in right hand) throughout
Modifications: Knit in size L (to fit 22-24″) to fit M (20-22″) because of the smaller gauge of the yarn.
Added a wee crochet loop at the top for more cuteness!
Notes: Apart from me nodding off during the first “wedge” and making a mistake, plain sailing really.
This project helped me realise two things:
- I hate working with large needles. They are awkward to use and make my hands hurt.
- I have a mild obsession with the yarn in question. It’s pretty inexpensive (GB£2.50 for 100g), soft, quite hard-wearing, machine washable, and I can wear it next to my skin. What more could I want?