Nancy recently released a sweet slouchy hat pattern called Nettie, based on the popular Felicity hat. Many knitters have been inspired by
Nettie can be knit in the round with no finishing. Or, it can be knit flat and seamed up the back with a cute little ruching detail. I love the ruching, so I decided to make the flat version in Rowan Purelife Revive.
Revive is made from recycled silk, cotton and viscose fabrics that have been processed into a really lovely, tweedy yarn. It is reminiscent of Rowan Summer Tweed, but in a finer gauge, making it perfect for summer garments.
I chose to knit blue and white stripes for a subtle nautical vibe and was pleasantly surprised by how nicely the tweedy bits tie the two colors together. It looks like little flecks of all colorways are present in each ball, so they will coordinate nicely in any combination.
My finished hat is perfectly soft and slouchy. I can see this coming in handy on those chilly morning trips to the farmer’s market or on a particularly bad hair day this summer.
Rowan has a Revive pattern booklet, Rowan Purelife Recycled Collection, with some great tunics, cardigans, tees, and even a few men’s pullovers. Parsnip and Pumpkin, below, are my favorites.
Thanks, Kirsten, for modeling for me!