Australia is headed into the hottest part of the year and it has been estimated that this particular summer is going to be a scorcher. What better time, then, but to finish a 100% woollen hat?
The pattern is the Rikke Hat from Happy Knits. It is a simple slouchy garter stitch hat knit in the round.
This is technically Rikke Number 2, as I did knit the hat using 104 stitches as specified in the pattern. That hat was a bit big, so I reknitted it on 96 stitches and now it fits perfectly.
The yarn is Mirasol Hacho, bought six or seven years ago. It's lovely to work with and the hat is gorgeous and soft.
I suspect it's going to be super warm and useful in the winter...
..I guess I'll know in six months time when I finally need to wear it!