We rented a VW Golf and traveled all over the country of Scotland, starting first in Edinburgh, then taking the long, winding roads through the Highlands to Perth and Loch Ness, and ending in the gorgeous city of Stirling, with its castle on the hilltop.
2 Hats in 1 Pattern!
Scottish Honeymoon was inspired by my own adventure, Winter Plaid and picnics in the snow. This pattern includes His and Her complimenting hats, knit using beautiful yarns hand-dyed by Heather of House of A La Mode. His hat is the perfect blank slate to show off a fabulous variegated yarn, with interesting ribbing and purl ridges to add texture. Her hat was designed to make a speckled yarn shine, with slight ribbing, and purl and stockinette horizontal striping. These make great holiday gifts!!
Skill level: Beginning knitter; techniques used include knitting, purling, knitting in the round, decreasing stitches.
Sizes for both hats:
Adult small: 18” / 20.3cm circ. x 8 1/2” / 21.6cm height
Adult large: 20” / 50.8cm circ. x 8 1/2” / 21.6cm height
Measurements taken after blocking. Large size modeled for both styles on 23” (His) and 22” (Her) heads. His hat is meant to fit a bit more snuggly, while Her hat is a slouchier, feminine fit.
Gauge for both hats: 22 sts x 32 rows = 4” / 10mm in stockinette stitch taken after blocking
His hat: 160yds / 146m (175yds / 160m) DK weight yarn
-1 skein House of A La Mode Stunning Single ply in color Winter Plaid (100% Merino wool superwash; 240yds / 100g)
Her hat: 160yds / 146m (175yds / 160m) DK weight yarn
-1 skein House of A La Mode Stunning Single ply in color Winter Plaid – Freckle (100% Merino wool superwash; 240yds / 100g)
Needles: 16” & 40” US 6 / 4.0mm circular for Magic Loop or US 6 / 4.0mm DPN’s, whichever method you prefer for knitting in the round.
Tools: row counter, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, stitch marker for marking beginning of round
Photo credit: Ruth Hart Mowry