Giostra is fresh and fun and absolutely perfect cheer-you-up knitting. There's nothing complicated, not even the bobbles, and it knits up very quickly in Aran weight yarn.



The recommended yarn is Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies, which a wonderfully soft yet robust single play yarn that comes in the full range of LL colours. Giostra is absolutely *perfect* for variegated yarns!



The pattern is worked in the round, bottom up, and comes in 4 sizes from 6months through to large adult. The way the pattern is constructed means that the regular jog or join that you see when working garter stitch in the round is all but eliminated. The soft peak at the crown makes for a well fitting and comfortable Hat that avoids the usual beanie constriction.



Besides the fun, playful nature of this design, this Hat makes me smile because it was one of the first Hats I was able to design after falling so deeply into another black hole. I haven't been able to admit to myself yet that I'd had another breakdown and still tend to refer it as a relapse, but whatever it was, this Hat flowed on the needles, and gave me a great deal of reassurance, and satisfaction.

It's a spring Hat in more ways than one - certainly a Hat to lift those wintry blues!


And now to pass on the fun with a give-away!

I've one skein left of this yarn, Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies, in this exact same colourway. One skein will knit you this Hat. To enter into the draw simply leave a comment below in the Comments section (not on FB or Twitter) about what makes the perfect happy Hat for you, and in just over a week's time I'll announce the winner.


AuthorWoolly Wormhead
CategoriesHats, Patterns