This is why I love winter!! I get to keep warm. I'm sitting at my computer with woolly socks, a scarf and fingerless gloves. Being able to wrap yourself in your creations is such a joy. The last couple of weeks have brought designs of necessity. My swarthy sea Captain hubby needed a new hat. No problem! I decided to introduce him to the wonderful world of luxury fiber. Merino is always lovely, but you have to step out, even just once....into the world of silk and cashmere. So I used Madelinetosh Pashmina. It's a most delightful yarn made from 75% Merino, 15% Silk and 10% Cashmere. So soft! The yarn also has the most subtle sheen that combined with the hand dyed color make textured knits extraordinary. I'm thinking that my sailor has been converted.....in fact, now he has two hats the same. This very hat is the pattern that I have released today! It's the "Seaforth Reversible Cap" Yes, you read that right...it's fully reversible. So you get two different textures on one hat. Also it has the added advantage of looking great no matter which way you haul it out of your pocket and pop it on your head :D The pattern is available in my Ravelry Store:
The "Seaforth Reversible Cap" (modeled here by an authentic Sea Captain!!)
Here's the inside and the outside..or the outside and the inside.