Feeling Pixie-ish?

Today is my turn on the Holla Knits Accessories 2014 Blog Tour.  I present to you…..

Embrace my Inner Pixie – a longish hat that features a Fair Isle lining that can fold up if desired, showing the pixie in you.

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If you look closely you will see either a symbol for radioactivity or a Hyrulean tri-force (for you gamers out there).  It is knit in Manos del Uruguay Fino.  I can attest that the 70% extrafine merino wool and 30% silk are, indeed, luscious!  As a single ply yarn, it is also as remarkably strong as it is soft.  I enjoyed knitting my Pixie hat so much with it that I’ve cast-on a second hat.

The brim is double thick, but is not double-knit.  I use Judy’s Magic Cast-on to keep live stitches available when the brim is complete.  It is basically a tube that is folded and joined before the pointy top is worked.  To accent the Fair Isle portion, a multi-colored pom pom tops it off.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do, and always reflect the mischevious pixie in you.

NEXT STOP…..Angry Knits by Allison Jane (creator of one of the coolest hats, ever)

Nov 4: The Sweatshop of Love
Nov 5: Ruby Submarine
Nov 6: Knits in Class – Pattern giveaway
Nov 7: Karen Whooley

Nov 10: WeaverKnits – Interview with Karida Collins of Neighborhood Fiber Company
Nov 11: Under the Red Umbrella – Cedar Glen Mitts kit giveaway
Nov 12: Patty Nance at the HK Blog – SEG: 2 Foliage Cowl WofA Bulky Blackberry Kits
Nov 13: Manos del Uruguay – Giveaway: Embrace Your Inner Pixie Kit
Nov 14: Neighborhood Fiber Company – Interview with Ann Weaver

Nov 17: KnittingKirigami – SEG: Embrace Your Inner Pixie KP Stroll Fingering Kit
Nov 18: Angry Knits – SEG: Wooly Mammoth Knit Picks Kit
Nov 19: Baah Yarn
Nov 20: Willow Yarns at the HK Blog – SEG: 2 Cedar Glen Mitts Daily kits
Nov 21: Lion Brand at the HK Blog – SEG: Foliage Cowl LB Kit

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Pam
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 06:55:25

    Love this hat! So cute and I bet that yarn is amazing!

    Reply

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