5 of our favourite hats, headbands and snoods.
When Kari-Helene was little her mum always told her that if she wanted to stay warm in the freezing cold Norwegian winter she had to keep her head and feet warm. Apparently this might all be a myth but it doesn’t stop us feeling all snuggly when we wear our favourite alpaca headgear outside in the cold.
Did you also know that in addition to keeping you warm, alpaca is also water repellent and will not get wet through for a long, long time. The rain forms droplets on the outside of the knit and can easily be brushed off. This way your head stays both warm and dry!
Here is a little run through of 5 of Purl Alpaca Designs favourite ever hats, headbands and snoods and should you want to keep the feet warm too, why not check out Louise Tilbrook’s fabulous socks?
From our Woodlands collection comes Misty, one of our very first accessories and also one of our best designs for beginner knitters. Our two first collections, Flowerfields and Seashore, did not include any accessories and hence in 2010 came our first ever knitting kits for accessories. Misty will be very quick to finish for an experienced knitter and could be keeping your ears warm in no time!
From our Country Garden collection we have chosen the Dusty Snood. This is one of the most versatile accessories we have ever produced. Dusty is knitted like a scarf on straight needle, but joined up at the end to form a circle. This means you can wear it loose around your neck, wrapped twice for the snug feel, pulled up around the head for double purpose or pulled down around the shoulders as a wrap against the evening chill. Dusty is knitted on big needles and although taking 3 balls, knits up super fast!
Now onto a more traditional hat shape. Camilla Hat is a neat little beanie that is knitted intentionally big to give you that perfect slouch. Camilla has so many beautiful stitch details and is so much fun to knit, the hours will slip away! There are cables, bobbles, lace and textured stitches. Something for everyone! If you want to go all out, the Medley scarf, also from our Waterways collection, uses all the same stitches and matches perfectly.
From our Manor Farm collection comes the Aoki Headband. Aoki has stunning leaf details running across the whole length of the headband and creates a very pretty, yet practical accessory. The tie fastening at the back makes it adjustable and easy to fit any headsize.
Last but not least comes our choice from our latest collection, Wonderland. Holly Hat is a cute beanie that can be worn as a beret as well as in a more traditional way. The pretty texture of the lace stitch makes it stand out and it will truly show off your knitting skills. Be prepared for compliments!
So, these are our favourites, but which ones are yours?
Kari-Helene & Tracy xxx