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One Day Project

A quick update about a quick project – a new winter hat!

It took a day (well, not a full day really, I think maybe 2-3 hours total – a little bit in the morning, and the rest in the afternoon), I enjoyed it, and I like the new hat. Just good things!

I followed a pattern called Finlandia by Paige Buursma, and I suppose that it owes its name to the lacy Spruce trees repeated in three rounds from the rib to the crown, just like in Finland’s boreal forests. I liked it, in Dublin winters I don’t need very thick head protection, so adding these lacy elements makes the hat more suitable here. It was also perfect for that one lonely skein of grey Malabrigo Rios that’s been in my stash since forever. It’s going to match my lacy crochet shawl that I use as a scarf in winter. Last spring I bought a red coat on the seasonal sale, and I can already see it all together looking well and feeling comfy.

Nothing like instant gratification from a quick and enjoyable project!

And to finish this short post, just a sneak peek at my new stitch markers. I didn’t really need them, but I wanted something silly and cute to cheer me up, and what’s better than stitch markers with tiny rubber ducks, colourful macarons and come buttered crumpets with a cup of tea? They’re from my most favourite Etsy store. And indeed, it worked!

The project at the top is another attempt to improve my mood, and I’ve been enjoying knitting it so far. But I’ll reveal more in the next post πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “One Day Project

  1. Great hat πŸ™‚ I might just have to make one too. I always thought that lacy hat was simply too cold for winter but there is late autumn and early winter to wear it, right? The stitch markers are great. Crumpets and tea πŸ˜‰

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    1. There’s winter and then there’s “winter” (like the one in Ireland) which is probably more like your autumn or early spring πŸ˜‰ The wool fibers somehow keep the warm air trapped even with a bit of a lacy pattern when it’s not too cold so I think it should be good in autumn even in Finland, plus the pattern has such a fitting name πŸ˜‰
      Check other stitch markers in the store, some of them make me seriously drool!

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      1. Indeed! Maybe it’s the same with lace as it is with layers: the air in between. The name of the pattern is so fitting that it really should be my first ever lace hat. I’ll pick a time when I feel especially strong to check out the stitch markers – only to avoid coming away with a sack full πŸ™‚

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      2. Haha I checked the store when I was feeling really down and you can see the result so I fully understand πŸ˜‰
        Happy knitting if you decide to knit the hat!

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  2. That’s a pretty hat, and yes, it goes perfectly with the crochet shawl! I’d been to Dublin just once, and I think lace hats just won’t be enough for me to survive there. πŸ™‚
    Those stitch markers! ❀ The duckies and that tiny tea cup are just too cute!

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    1. I have the opposite problem here, it’s warm enough in winter compared to Poland that I can’t really wear any thick knitwear, think aran weight or bulky😭

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      1. Indeed! It’s similar when I meet up with friends who are from different countries around the world and sometimes we look really interesting as one person is wearing a t-shirt and another a wool hat and a thick jacket!

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  3. Wonderful hat! Your post makes me think that I’m about due for a quick and gratifying project like this one. Thank you for the inspiration! And I love the stitch markers!

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