I love hats. I mean I really LOVE hats! They make the best projects when you are looking for something portable that will knit up relatively quickly. I have knit a lot of hats too. Some for gifts and some for myself. In the winter time I think its essential to always have a hat to hand. If your head is warm then your heart is warm!
Once of my favourite hats at the moment is my Tryghed.
Designed by Karie Westermann this hat is stunning! The word Tryghed is Danish for “feeling safe, secure and comfortable”, and this hat certainly makes you feel comfortable. The hat is made with one skein so its a great project for stash busting.
Karie’s pattern version was made using a rustic worsted weight yarn and after a stash dive I opted to use Malabrigo Rios in ‘Ivy’. I made mine into a beanie style with a brown pompom on top but Karie says you can choose to block it out as a semi-beret too (as shown in the pattern image). To finish mine off I added a pompom to top.
I absolutely love the simplicity of the design using a rib pattern that converges at the crown, making it a pretty cosy fit and definitely great for this time of year with all the cold and wet winter days.
If you’d like to make your own Tryghed you can buy on ravelry here
What handmade knits are you wearing this winter?