#FreeYourSkeins2015 Day 3: SnawHeid by Kate Davies

'Snawheid' by Kate Davies. Image Copyright Kate Davies Designs.
‘Snawheid’ by Kate Davies. Image Copyright Kate Davies Designs.

Looking to the snow to come

We love ‘SnawHeid’ by our knitting designer crush du jour, Kate Davies. The perfect combination of wintry shades of British breed specific yarns, delightfully simple yet effective stranded colour work and the optional giant pompom means this little beauty is a wardrobe staple. Just stating for the record here, that in my opinion, giant pompoms are a knitterly necessity and in no way optional!

This hat would be a great way of using up 50g skeins or leftovers of larger skeins. You might also consider doing a vice versa version with your two chosen colours, to give you even more accessorising options in the cold weather. I think a combination of a solid and a bright variegated or self-stripe for the motifs would be especially fun, and I’m surprised more people haven’t tried it in the 616 projects to date on Ravelry. It would work really well in a crunchy, high twist sock yarn or some lustrous BFL. I would also recommend using it when trying out some slightly less mainstream breed yarns, which is what the pattern originally championed. You could also consider a yarn with a little more drape, such as one containing alpaca or silk, as the hat is close fitting, however you may lose a little of the colour definition on the motifs, compared to a wool yarn.

What would you knit yours in?

'Snawheid' by Kate Davies. Image Copyright Kate Davies.
Snawheid by Kate Davies. Image Copyright Kate Davies.
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