Sockhead #2

The season for hats is upon us. Good thing I love to knit hats, otherwise I’d be trawling through the souks looking for something to keep my head and ears warm this coming winter. Well, winter in Dubai is a bit of an oxymoron but it does get cool, enough for woolly hats.

This sockhead hat is what’s going to keep me warm this year. Thanks to Chelsea for enthusiastically modelling for me.


This is one of the MADrona Rare Gems, and one of my most favourite skeins. It’s even more beautiful knit up! No pooling, no striping, just beautiful random colours.

This is lightweight Socks That Rocks so it’s a lot smaller than my first sockhead hat. No pompom this time. I think I could have gone up to 3.5mm and still made this work. Next time maybe. Because there will definitely be another STR sockhead hat.  It’s also not as slouchy as I would have liked, but it still has plenty of room to give it a flouncy top. Every moment knitting this was love.

Project: Rare Gems Hat (Raveled!)
Pattern: Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure (source)
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight, Rare Gems colourway
Needles: 3.25mm
Cast on: 10 Sept 2010
Cast off: 28 Sept 2010
Notes: Knit as per pattern, no changes, no pompom either but still hugely satisfying!

Extra for today: my son Patrick hardly wears matching coloured socks.   I think he’s trying to tell me something about my sock knitting.  Maybe I should embrace Turtlegirl76‘s mantra: Who says socks have to match?

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