When a sweet blonde, curly haired, 4 year old walked through my door with her Mum, wearing an adorable home made swirly knit hat, I HAD to know the pattern and how to recreate it. Her knitter Mum, pointed me in the direction to this pattern and once I got it worked out, it’s the only style of hat I’ve knit this season. 3 so far.
I came home with three different variegated color ways and my girls picked out their yarn of choice.
Here’s Charlotte in her finished hat….
I started with scarves, moved on to hats, then a baby blanket for our first child. Soon my husband was making requests and I finally knit him a smoking jacket (although he doesn’t smoke but I think he thinks he looks pretty smokin’ in it) from the Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch book.
In my search for this swirly hat, affectionately named the ‘snail hat’, I came across a knitting pattern designer, the wooly wormhead. These patterns totally opened up a new door for me and I’m looking forward to trying out some of these styles next.