One of my goals for this year was to share my ideas and enthusiasm so with this in mind I have just published my first knitting pattern for about 2 years. It is called the Pluen Eira Hat and is available for free via Ravelry.
This hat is for those cold winter days when the snow falls in giant flakes and I run outside to spin around in them like a small child, finding joy in each and every snowflake as they land on me – I am 40 years old and I still do this! It is for the crisp winter days thick with frost when it is a delight to sit outside and read a book provided you are wrapped up well and have a hot drink in hand. Admittedly these are quite romanticised daydreams but the hat will also be perfect for the reality of trudging out to pick up small children from school, walking the dog in the biting wind, working outdoors or any of the other 101 practical reasons why you might need a warm and squishy hat to wear.
This design is for a close fitting hat with a small amount of slouch at the back. The texture on the body represents thick falling snow flurries whilst the crown shaping creates a giant snowflake shape at the top of the hat.