This is such a fun quick knit and the teens/tweens love the slouchy style to this beanie. Even better is it’s a free pattern called Rikke Hat available over on Ravelry. I don’t mind paying a couple of bucks to buy a pattern and help support designers but I also love it when they are free.
When my Hedgehog Fibres obsession first struck I searched high and low over the internet to try and track some of the beautiful bright colourways they create but without any luck. I thought this colour called “teacup” was very pretty but cream is not really a colour I usually buy however I was bursting to get some of their yarn to see what everyone was raving about.
Now that it’s knitted up I’m totally in love with this colour.
The flecks of brown and hot pink are so lovely I really didn’t know it would look this good. It would look beautiful in a scarf or even a cardigan as the colours are more subdued compared to some of the Hedgehog Fibres colours it goes with a lot of outfits and suits my eldest daughter so beautifully.
The pattern is a simple garter stitch slouch style beanie so it really was the perfect pattern for such pretty yarn as it lets the speckled colours become the highlight. No wonder over 8,000 people on Ravelry have made this hat!
I don’t like a slouchy style beanie on myself personally but my daughter loves this style and I think it really suits her.
It’s a one size fits all (most!) pattern created for using only 1 skien of 8ply yarn and uses a German twisted cast on so it has a nice stretchy brim. A great Netflix or travel knitting project as you can just knit away without having to remember much else and that means it doesn’t take long to make either!
Have you made a Rilke Hat before? Have you tried some Hedgehog Fibres yarn before? Do you prefer a slouchy style hat or are you a fitted beanie type person?