Thursday, January 6, 2011

Frozen Herrin

Frozen herrin in the snow

My new hat is ready, just in time for a new delivery of snow (thanks Margie). The thick fabric of stranded colour work will be perfect for those long cold night cross-country skis I'm so fond of.

Frozen herrin finished

Pattern: Caller Herrin, by the stellar Kate Davies. I've re-baptized it "Frozen Herrin", because according to Kate, "caller" means fresh, but my hat is meant for the deep freeze of a Canadian winter.
Yarn: Alice Starmore Hebridean 2-ply, Selkie, Pebble Beach, Solan Goose, Shearwater, Kittiwake, Summer Tide, less than 1 skein of each. I also used a tiny amount of stashed angora for the inside band.
Needles: 3mm
Mods: I knit it exactly as written. Why mess with perfection?

Kate is a brilliant designer, writer, and warrior. Every stitch of this pretty thing was a joy to knit.

Frozen Herrin

Frozen herrin inside
A soft, warm attached angora lining really gives it a professional-looking finish.

Herrin inside yummyness


Herrin brim
I-cord edging. Sure, it's fiddly to do, but it's such a pretty, hard-wearing and tidy way to brim a hat.

Herrin crown decreases
See how elegantly the design merges together in the crown decreases.

After work, I'm going for a quick ski to test my new hat out, and then I'm headed to see one of my favourite bands, Karkwa. I haven't seen a good old fashioned rock concert in so long, I can't wait! Hope the cool hipsters ignore my hat-hair.


19 comments:








Monica

said...

what an unbelievably beautiful hat.

If only I could knit like that!





Meg

said...

Your version is so beautiful! It makes me want to knit one of my own, and also to grow my hair long again so I can braid it, and also live in a place where I can regularly cross country ski. I'm lucky to go a few times a year here....





The A.D.D. Knitter

said...

Unbelievably awesome. LOVE YOUR VERSION. How you were able to get yer hands on the original yarn I will never know!





jenny gordy

said...

that is gorgeous! it even makes me want to go cross country skiing, which i've never done before and am pretty sure i'm too much of a wimp to be successful at. it's perfect with that scarf, did you make that too? so pretty.





jenny gordy

said...

ok, nevermind. just looked at your ravelry page and saw that you did knit that scarf. you have such a wonderful eye for color.





CelticCastOn

said...

Perfection!





Aurore

said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colour combination





Gudrun Johnston

said...

Kate Davies is indeed and amazing human being! I love your hat....the colours are so beautiful together....impeccable work!





Sherman Unkefer

said...

Gorgeous hat. the color combination is nice...





Person hinter den Worten

said...

Very beautiful! :)





the greenhorn knitter

said...

Wow! I love the slight slouch, and the color pattern is wonderful! Nice work!





Kate

said...

Beautiful hat, lovely colors!





Taloferia

said...

Oh, what a beautiful knit...I love those colours. Kate's patterns are irresistible. I haven't tried colourwork yet but I'm itching to!
And night skiing sounds divine...I may have to give that a try.





kim

said...

I love this hat! It is so beautifully done. I'm never happy with my own colorwork pieces. I think I need a class...





Jodi

said...

The hat turned out just beautifully! I love the colors you chose. Now that's just the ticket for cold weather.





Kathy

said...

Oh, what a beauty! I've been ogling this hat since Kate debuted it. I have to wait until Stitches to buy yarn for this hat, as I've promised myself that is the only time this year I'll buy yarn.





Lisa

said...

wow that is an amazing pattern! you did a great job :) it's really beautiful


Lisa xo
http://needlesandwool.blogspot.com/





t does wool

said...

what a glorious knit,nicole.
happy new year to you.





suzantzavala

said...

Beautiful hat!! Where did you find the yarn? I love the colors.