photo by Monica Bach

photo by Monica Bach

Knits for Little Scamps – volume 2

Small (medium) large

Length: 8¾ (9½) 10¼ in.
Circumference, head: approx. 19¾-22 in.

Stockinette stitch on a 3,5 mm (US4) circular needle
20 sts and 32 rows = 4 x 4 in.
– gauge given in stockinette stitch as it is virtually impossible to measure gauge in ribbing

Cinnia by Filcolana
(100% wool; 164 yards pr. 50 g)

3,5 mm (US4)

At the start of the cold season each year, I offer my kids to knit them a new hat. They get to design it and make all the choices about color, shape etc. and I will knit it.

My son Aksel decided that he is no longer into handknit hats.

I think he might have had the idea in his head, that handknit hats had to have lots of patterns and bright colors.

With this in mind, I designed Pomfrit for the older boys (and girls). When Aksel saw the finished hat he said: Did you really knit it, mom? in a slightly puzzled tone of voice. I said I had, and then he asked me to knit one for him. Immediately.

I think the reluctance towards handknit hats might have passed.

If you knit striped a hat in regular ribbing, you get these little “purl ice” of the wrong color in the stripes. I really don’t like those.

Pomfrit is knit in a very simple technique to avoid getting “lice” in the stripes. You simply work the first round in a new color in stockinette stitch. So simple and so brilliant (I can use the work brilliant since it wasn’t me who came up with the idea).

– Signe

Pomfrit on Ravelry

photo by Signe Strømgaard

photo by Signe Strømgaard