I had intended to get this sequel to the Lazy Day Lace Shawl out to my fellow Holiday Knitters over a month ago, but as you may have noticed, I've been preoccupied with patterning a different hat set and a nifty scarf.
Better late than never:
This is a much quicker knit than the Shawl, too - two relaxing evenings in front of the TV will do it.
I made my original hat back in September and I've been testing it out in different weather conditions ever since: it is surprisingly warm in temperatures as low as freezing and also in gusty winds, when secured over a ponytail using the resize-able gap for same.
Note the use of matching Shawl as scarf. I am really, really enjoying wearing these two pieces together.
And it's funny... you wouldn't think something with as many holes as a lace hat knit on large needles would hold in the heat, but, in wool at least, it does. Strength in fragility, that's what this hat is about.
It's sized for both young girls and grown women, with a variation for light fingering to match a shawl made with that
A buttonhole tab on the side makes further adjustments a snap (I employed this feature for gifting purposes to minimize risk of the wrong size choice, but have been resizing mine near daily to suit my hair of the moment)
You can kind of flop it over to wear as a beret
Based on the reactions I get when I wear it, the style appeals to women of all ages.
Does it get any better than this?
(I hope so, because I love tinkering with hat ideas!)
Download .pdf of Lazy Day Lace Hat