Monday, February 3, 2014

Treppenviertel Topper

My hat kick continues with the Treppenviertel Hat.


Last winter I made a pair of Treppenviertel socks.  I thought for sure I had made them last summer, but it turns out it was almost a full year ago . . . further confirmation that I'm useless at keeping track of time.

I loved making the Treppenviertel socks, and they've become a favorite pair this winter.


When I discovered the companion hat a week ago, I knew I had to make it.

This pattern is straightforward - rounds and rounds of knit and purl combinations to create a maze of ridges.  The design includes two options for the top of the hat.


I opted for the version with the point.

Fascinating.  I know.  I'm easily entertained.


The yarn is Lillian, colorway Ribbit.  Springy Merino is a good match for this ribbed pattern.  This hat is bound to be a favorite just like the socks.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest last week.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments.  People are working on a variety of items - everything from baby garments to socks to sweaters and shawls.  It's interesting to note that a fair number are knitting for themselves - probably as payback for holiday knitting.

Congratulations to Debbie, the winner of this contest.  Be sure to follow along for another contest coming up later in the month.

2 comments:

rurallyeverafter said...

Did you see???
Now there's a cowl and gloves to complete the ensemble!!!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/treppenviertel-cowl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/treppenviertel-hands

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

Thanks for the tip! As I was knitting the hat, I kept thinking a matching cowl would be grand. I started to do some calculations, but now the work has been done for me. Wonderful!