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(Click here to find the complete pattern for the Lavender Hat and Scarf. You will also find great ideas for knitted gifts such as Christmas Stockings, gift bags, hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, and more.)
In early October of 2006, it snowed here in upstate western New York. I was out doing quite a bit of photography the morning of the snow, but had no hat to wear. All the other parts of me were warm, but not my head because I had not yet knitted myself a hat and I am new to the area.
It occurred to me that I could wrap my Lavender Scarf around my head, and as it turned out that was a great solution. The crown of my head was still exposed, but the scarf kept my head warm anyway, wrapping around my ears the way it did. I liked the way it looked, and I started dreaming up a hat knit from the same yarn (Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca in Lavender Mix).
This hat is knit in two stages: 1) the basic hat, and 2) a removable band to make the hat even warmer when it is colder than cold, but removable for when it is just plain cold.
Notice in the detail photo (below) I knitted and sewed four leaves to the crown of the hat and sewed a vintage button in the center as a decoration. I used a modified version of leaves found in Knitting Over The Edge by Nicky Epstein … a knitting book I love quite a lot.
Please note also that Stage One of this hat is knitted with two strands of yarn. I am still offering the Lavender Scarf pattern for free. If you buy the Lavender Hat pattern, the Scarf pattern is included as well. You can get all of the details by following the link below.
Get the pattern for the Lavender Hat and Scarf here.