I’ve been hoarding the pattern for Simone’s happy granny (here) for a long time and the other day, when I was looking for something else in an insanely disorganised bookmarks folder, I came across it again. After a lot of Ellas and penguins, this looked like a perfect no-fuss quick make.
Simone’s hat is for a baby, but I wanted to go big. I used a chunky Elle Timber and a 5.00mm hook, so ended up with a hat that fits Carol loosely. I was going to follow the pattern exactly and have the same sort of beanie look but by the time I’d done the two brown rows, I realised that the wearer would have to have an unusually large noggin. (Rob has quite a big head, actually, but I know he doesn’t like raspberry pink).
So I just winged it after that – did 2 rows of grannies with some decreasing, then one row of dcs. That’s given it a kind of puffy beret look instead.
We’ve had a really sharp and sudden icy spell in Cape Town- it’s much much colder than it usually gets in winter, and it’s started a lot sooner. There’s even been SNOW on the mountains – we say that here with such genuine amazement as to suggest that the snow, surely, has picked the wrong country?
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