FO: Gretel

All done! I love quick projects.

gretel, side

Pattern: Gretel by Ysolda
Yarn: my handdyed, handspun merino 2ply
Needles: Denise US 5 and US 7; Brittany US 7 dpn

Started last Thursday, finished Friday, worn out and about on Sunday.

gretel, back

The cables are a little obscured by the variegation in the yarn, and they don’t pop as much as they would in a 3ply yarn. But you can still see them, and they’re certainly cushy!

The band does sort of threaten to fall off my head, but it seems to hold itself on pretty well, at least for now. I can always thread some elastic through there if need be, later on.


I have a very hard time with hats – but this one is perfect!






18 responses to “FO: Gretel”

  1. Cassie Avatar

    Cute cozy hat! Can’t wait to see your Tree Jacket – from what I can see, it looks adorable. You modified the neck a bit, which I love. Hope you’ll share it soon!

  2. Bertha Avatar

    The hat is great but I agree with Cassie, can’t wait to see the tree jacket! I see that Terra yarn at my LYS all the time and it’s all I can do not to eat it! So gorgeous!

  3. Peacock Chic Avatar

    Yeah!! Gives me hope because I wanna make a Gretel too and I am not good with hats either.

    Love yours though!!

  4. LizKnits Avatar

    Cute knit… love that color!

  5. heatherly Avatar

    i loved making this hat too. the next one i do, i am planning on using a size 4 needle to tighten up the band.
    did you do the med version?
    and your handspun looks great!

  6. adrienne Avatar

    OH it looks wonderful!

  7. mick Avatar

    Very pretty! And the first shot is lovely, very ingenue.

  8. Ivy Mae Avatar

    That is the perfect hat for you, especially with your new haircut! Plus, you made it with your own yarn–it can’t get any better than that!

  9. Ivy Mae Avatar

    Your own dyed yarn, that should have said.

  10. gleek Avatar

    i’ve been dying to make that hat forever! it looks great :)

  11. Stephanie Avatar

    I am not a big fan of tams, but I like that one! It has enough interest not to make it look flat. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Elizabeth Avatar

    It’s gorgeous! I love the photos.

  13. Julia Avatar

    That is so adorable! I love how it sits on the head just so, and the color is nice. :o)

  14. Mae Avatar

    I see a tree jacket!!!

  15. Stacey_CrimsonPurl Avatar

    Looks fab! Love the chunkiness! Such comfort knitting that is quick!

  16. Phoe Avatar

    Wow, that looks cushy and very cozy.

  17. Lin Avatar

    It looks great! The handspun gives it lovely texture.

  18. LEO Avatar

    Hey, I recognize the sweater peaking in on the bottom of those pics! :) Can’t wait to see it! And that hat looks so smooshy and nice.

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