After all those hours on garter stitch, my hands were itching to knit something with more variety. I found this lovely textured knit hat pattern called Molly … for free!
I dug into my stash and found this lovely Tosh DK in the gauge called for in the pattern. I loved the interplay of the lights and darks in the hand-dyed yarn. I rolled the three skeins into center pull balls but ended up only needing one for the hat.
Here it is in progress. It was the perfect little project after the large blanket.
Remember those Made in China project bags from the giveaway? Well, I kept one for me! It was just the right size for the yarn, notions and needles. The pattern stayed within easy reach tucked into the outer pocket.
I love the texture created by the color variations of the yarn combined with the pattern. The cabling is easy and I really like how it tapers down as you decrease.
There may be enough yarn left for a cowl or small scarf. I may reuse the cabling and textured pattern in the hat and whip up a matching scarf …
17 thoughts on “January FO: Molly Knit Hat”
I love the hat! Too cute on the bear. 🙂
Bear is always so kind about modeling my knits. 🐻
Q – Super cute! Love the yarn.
Oh, that yarn is gorgeous.
Love your hat. The yarn is a great match for the pattern.
I think I picked it up during a business trip to Nashville. It’s the first Madeline Tosh I ever bought. I’m glad to have found a good use for it.
That hat is super cute. A matching cowl would really make it a nice set.
I think I will give it a go!
Making hats is so quick and so much fun! And they’re a great way to swatch for larger projects, too.
Didn’t think of that. You’re right. I like the texture in the hat and could use it for other things.
Quite nice! Lovely!
That’s so adorable!
Thanks. Bear adds a dose of cute.
First of all, I love that yarn and your photos are great. The hat looks gorgeous. I can’t remember the last time I knitted but I do admire those who knit lovely stuff!!!
Thanks! When i saw that yarn, it just beckoned to me – i had to buy it! I loved the gradient dye job and the fibers are sturdy and soft.
Yes lovely yarn, photos and hat!