Doug and I spent the weekend in London. On Saturday, we went to Collect: The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, held at Somerset House. This was an amazing event. It will now go on my yearly calendar of must-see events. We spent today walking around in the sunshine and then catching the Troy exhibit at the British Museum. While in town, I managed to get some photos of a project I finished a few weeks ago.
This is the Hyggelig Hat, designed by Verena Cohrs. Hyggelig is a Norwegian word meaning “nice, pleasant, cosy, comfortable.” I think that right now we could all use a bit of huggelig.
I saw this hat at Yarnporium in 2018, where I bought the yarn (I blogged about it here). The yarn is Tulliver Yarn British Masham Blue-faced Leicester in the colour Scarlet 60, which I think is the perfect shade of red.
One of the things that makes the hat so cosy is the brim, which is a double layer. The inside layer is cast on provisionally and knitted in stockinette stitch. The decorative brim is then knitted, and the brim is folded in two and the two ends are knitted together. It makes a thick, warm, brim which is incredibly neat and tidy. Here is the inside of the hat:
Here I am with Achilles, who seems to be indifferent to my hat:
Doug, however, isn’t:
I think this is a lovely project. It was fun to knit and is lovely to wear. However, chances are good that it won’t be mine for long!