It may be March, but it’s still cold enough that it feels perfectly appropriate to be sneaking in my third finished hat of the winter.
The yarn is Marchmont, from the Yarn Yard, a lovely 100% merino 4-ply yarn with plenty of squishiness but enough stitch definition to for the cables and the lines of the decreases to show up clearly. I only had a 50g skein and was intially planning to use it for gloves, but the colourway is so similar to the Glasgow School Mitts I got from Roobeedoo that I thought I’d make a hat to go with them instead. I’d had Vernalis on my list of patterns to knit sometime for a while, and having knitted Woolly’s Symetrie from less than 50g of yarn in the autumn I was fairly confident that I would manage Vernalis from my single skein too (as I did, with 8g to spare).
It’s even sort-of reversible – I got poor T to take a whole load of photos of it this morning and didn’t realise until I took it off that I’d been wearing it inside out and poor T had to take a second set!