Well, if you watch the weather reports for France and other parts of Europe, will know that it’s not exactly the warmest at the moment. It’s still nice to be away and a break from work, but I was hoping for something in the early teens for temperature. Not 5 or 6C.
I didn’t really think to pack a woolly hat and gloves, and so the temperature was a surprise and the northerly wind was a biting one.
So, as to the title of this post, necessity drove me to some extra crafting. A lucky find in a supermarket provided some Worsted weight yarn at 10 wpi (wraps per inch). An hour or two later and I have a hat. Just in time for the temperature to go to where it should be at around 14C for this time of year! Never mind. I am sure it will still see some use on the holiday, given us being at the coast.
The yarn is 100% acrylic and whilst it says 200g, I have no clue as to the length, as it is not mentioned. This is what I have left, so I am going to try some mittens or at least handwarmers and see how far I get. Had I brought the big ball of chunky yarn, I would have been fine and not needed to buy extra.
The pattern I have done before and knew it was quick to pull together. It’s half double crochets in the round, without joining. Just one continuous spiral. The pattern is available here. A nice and easy pattern with multiple sizes from babies to large adult size.
There you have it. A short post today and another hat added to my collection!
Here’s hoping it is warmer wherever you are. And if not, that you have a nice hat to keep your ears warm. 🙂