I dyed this gradient a while ago, using madder and tansy, and the plan was initially a Bohus-style hat. But the yarn kept talking to me, and it said that it wanted something with much cleaner lines…
So I knit a hat with a very simple pattern of squares on a white background. Simple geometric, and in some way, a masculine decoration (although I think this hat looks good on a woman, too). So I decided to call this pattern Bilskirner, which is the home of Thor, possibly the most masculine of gods. I’m still thinking about a Bohus-ish hat, so that may still happen.
I tried to take some picures of the hat on the head of my sweet, sweet 5-year old daughter Dagmar, but she was just not in the mood for having her picture taken. The mood of the day shifted dramatically, though, when I asked her to take pictures of me instead. The camera is too heavy for her, so she couldn’t even keep it upright. But it didn’t matter so much to her that she didn’t catch the entire hat on most of her pictures, she was still very proud of them!
FACTS – BILSKIRNER HAT
Pattern Bilskirner, a pattern that I’m currently writing
Yarn Guldfaxe 100 m/50 g 100% alpaca
Needle 4 mm
Colors Gradient from madder to tansy, on a natural white background
Conclusion An enjoyable project – the alpaca is wonderfully soft, and I’m happy with the stranded square pattern. But I’m going over the shaping of the crown again to improve it before I write down this pattern
Hatten her, som er mit eget design, er strikket i ren tyk alpaka. Gradienten fra krap-rød til rejnfan-gul havde jeg egentlig farvet til et lidt andet design, men de farver blev ved med at hviske mig i øret at det var dette her de skulle. Min vidunderligt søde datter hvisker til gengæld ikke. Ingen kan være i tvivl om, at hun i hvert fald ikke gad at være model til mine hattebilleder. Dagen blev kun reddet af, at jeg lod hende være fotografen.