A few weeks back, browsing through the hats in the Brooklyn Tweed catalogue, two designs caught my attention in particular. Note that it’s not at all easy to make your pick from among a whole series of awesome beanies, but these were my favourites: the Rambler beret and the Skrollwork hat.

Brooklyn Tweed Rambler and Scrollwork hats by Irina Dmitrieva
Brooklyn Tweed Rambler and Scrollwork hats by Irina Dmitrieva

Only a  few days later did I realize that actually both patterns were created by the same designer, Irina Dmitrieva – yes, I’m also one of those sneaky knitters who every once in a while sneak back to take yet another look at their desired objectives. After my discovery, I diligently looked her up on Ravelry to find a couple more really nice hats. It is spring though, so I thought, I really should not embark on any more beanie making for the time being, but then I saw the Honeycomb Hat, which can in fact make a really cool spring accessory. In addition, Irina is offering the pattern for free until 31 May for her Instagram Knitalong! Now, I could not find any reason not to get out some spring-coloured yarn from my stash and give it a try. Mind you this was my first venture into the realm of lace patterns. Conclusion: if I could make it, why couldn’t you?

The Honeycomb Hat
The Honeycomb Hat

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Pattern: Honeycomb Hat by Iria Dmitrieva

Yarn: Drops Baby Merino (in colour Lime)

Needles: 2.5 and 3 mm (for the large size pattern, resulting in a quite fitted beanie)