I wanted to design a knitting pattern that took inspiration from the landscape up on the Mendip Hills and captured the ambience of the outdoors. Thus the Fernhill Hat was born – the stranded colourwork design echoes the plants found on the farm and in its logo.
The pattern is designed for knitters with some familiarity with knitting in the round and stranded colourwork, but would also be great as a first try at these techniques for more adventurous beginners!
The photos of the finished hat being worn were taken up on the farm, and feature farm owner Jen and wonderful shepherd Danny. It would have been lovely to get some photos in the impressive amounts of snow we’ve had lately, but the roads were impassable even for 4x4s, let alone my tiny little car!
The yarn is available in one dyed and two natural colours, and the pattern is written in three teen/adult sizes.
The pattern is available digitally on Ravelry, and printed copies on Folksy, shippable to anywhere in the European Union.