ever since ms. zimmermann came to my knowledge i have been wanting to knit this specific hat known as the three-spiral hat, the dairy queen or the snail hat (as you all may well know). the grey is knit from one skein of adriafil: diamond that doesn't really show the hat at it's best although i love the yarn.
the cream one is made from one skein of bulky lopi.
when i went out to do the shoot of the two hats i saw these flower pots cut in almost the exact same shape as the hats.
yesterday, after finishing the grey hat, my old friend with greyish dreadlocks paid me a visit. today i though he had dropped a dread. thankfully it was just a scrap of yarn.
i love the hat and it is a really fast knit. elizabeth says it is only good when made of sheepsdown but i think sheepsdown and lopi must share some traits. the lopi makes for a nice sculptural hat as well.
oh how that elizabeth's book has cost me time and money. since last year i have knitted: 3 hybrids, 3 fairisles, 1 raglan, two norgi pullovers, 3 february sweaters, 3 ganomies, 3 watchcaps, 4 tomtens, 5 bsjs, 2 pillboxes, 2 fast caps. mind you some of it in childrens sizes but i feel happy to have been struck by such inspiration and getting directions to make my own designs, as i am sure everybody here do.