Red Rikke Hat
September 17, 2013
The Rikke Hat is something I should've made back when I first started knitting. One, the pattern is free. Two, it's a quick and easy knit. And three, it makes an excellent slouchy hat - not too heavy, not too light, and perfect for fall. Plus, I love garter stitch!
The yarn for this is Wool of the Andes in cranberry from Knit Picks. I had two balls leftover from the red and white tube scarf I made last year, so I knew I'd eventually make a hat with it, but I wasn't sure which pattern to use until I remembered about the Rikke Hat. Although it's a very basic pattern, I'm drawn to simple, functional things, so I'll be making more of these in the future. Perhaps a black or charcoal colored Rikke next?
Anyway, I know I wrote about feeling anxious for fall in a previous post, but I couldn't be happier about it now. We've had an amazing summer with beautiful, sunny weather. We've even had a couple good storms, but now I'm ready to wear socks, and layers, and to feel cozy again.