Hello Old Friend - Windward Hat

Windward Hat

PatternWindward Hat - originally published in December of 2011. 

Yarn: TFA DK Weight.

Ravelry pattern page here and original blog post here.

I designed this hat right around the same time as my Cabled Canuck pattern and though I love them both equally the cabled pattern is far and away the more popular of the two. It’s funny how that happens. I think the pattern photos for Windward could be better, and maybe people just like worsted weight cables more than DK weight lace for a hat? Regardless, I still love this hat for early and late winter. Maybe not deep winter when the lighter weight and slight openness of the fabric isn’t enough, but for those transitional seasons it’s just right. The double brim goes a long way towards making this hat warmer than it appears. If my ears are warm, everything is alright.

This hat pattern works equally well as a beanie or a slouch (instructions are included for both) but the beanie version above is the one I get the most use out of. I like how the tighter fit really highlights the motif. And the OOAK colourway I knit it in still makes my heart go pitter patter.

Happy Monday!