Baable hat, knitted hat with snow on

On the Baa-ble Bandwagon

I don’t usually jump on knitting bandwagons – although I do Hitchhike on them sometimes. But when I saw this adorable pattern, I had to make an exception.

With the weather in London growing colder, and my faithful Who hat not up to the task, I knew I had to whip something up. I chose a warm worsted yarn, made even cozier with colourwork.* Enter: the Baa-ble hat!

This snuggly creation features a sheep motif. All knitters and crocheters love sheep. It’s just a fact. I used warm, tweed-y yarn, and paid extra-special attention to the colour dominance to help the sheep really ‘pop’.

Baa-ble knitted hat with sheep design and pom pom

I used the recommended needle size (I don’t swatch for hats!) and found the ribbing to be kind of loose and floppy. Disappointing! As I was working on circular needles, this wasn’t obvious until I had completed an inch or three of colourwork, so I decided to rip back and reknit on smaller needles once I had completed the rest of the hat. When I tried to rip back… nothing happened! The yarn was so ‘sticky’, it wouldn’t unravel, not matter how much I snipped and tugged. Oh well – I made the best of it. Using a 3.25 needle, I picked up from the front, and reknit the brim in front of the existing brim. When I came even to the existing brim, I picked up a stitch from the original cast on edge, and knit together with my working stitches. This created a doubled brim, nice and cozy.

Knit a double brim for a windproof hat.

Finally, I gently felted it. This took about a minute is warm water – as I’d suspected, the yarn felted like crazy! This made for a nice warm hat which kept my noggin warm on the slopes! If you’re looking for a fun colourwork pattern, I would recommend the Baa-ble hat.

Baable hat, knitted hat with snow on

*Carrying the yarns, or floats, along the back is almost the same as adding a hat liner as you go. That’s why you often see colourwork on mittens and jumpers in cold climates, where people really need to be cozy!

Leave a Comment

Instagram

Recent Posts: amiguru.me

When Travel Knitting is Everyday Knitting

When Travel Knitting is Everyday Knitting

As crafters, we think a lot about Travel Knitting in capital letters – what to pack for a long plane ride and so on. This is travel knitting. But what about when travel knitting is every day knitting? No soft Mediterranean breezes, no pool, no sangria (well… maybe just a little). Instead, just you on the […]

How to Crochet Amigurumi Raindrops

How to Crochet Amigurumi Raindrops

All week I’ve been humming raindrops keep fallin’ on my head. All because of these adorable crochet amigurumi raindrops! Summer showers aren’t so sweet (especially when you’ve forgotten your umbrella!) but these wee raindrops are. I crocheted these little guys as an illustration of how an amigurumi’s face can change it’s whole appearance. Seriously, it […]

Knitting a Welcome Blanket

Knitting a Welcome Blanket

Ami Blog Why crochet amigurumi? Knitted Amigurumi How to get started with Amigurumi Guru How To Crochet Everything Techniques What is the best yarn for amigurumi? Me – Select -AmiBlogWhy crochet amigurumi?Knitted AmigurumiHow to get started with AmigurumiGuru – How To Crochet EverythingTechniquesWhat is the best yarn for amigurumi?Me Pinterest Instagram RSS Knitting a Welcome […]

Amigurumi Sausage Dog (Just Add Mustard!)

Amigurumi Sausage Dog (Just Add Mustard!)

Stop the presses: this amigurumi sausage dog might be the cutest thing I’ve ever crocheted. “Who me?” “Yes you!” The pattern is from Adorable Amigurumi. A friend picked it up for a couple of francs at a second hand book sale. Look at this cute lil book! So many new creatures to crochet! A post […]

Knit Princess Charlotte’s Sheep Cardigan (Here’s the Pattern!)

Knit Princess Charlotte’s Sheep Cardigan (Here’s the Pattern!)

I’m not a royal watcher, but I get the appeal. Those royals! They’re like a real life BBC drama (I will watch a good BBC drama about the royals. I get it. I do). So when I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew I had to share it. Little Princess Charlotte, […]