The Brioche Hat pattern is now professionally tech edited and I feel more confident about releasing it for sale!
I managed to rope in the ever willing(suffering) East London Knit – aka Renee (a talented designer in her own right – check out her new designs here – and a fantastic photographer to boot) – to help me get some shots of the hat on my actual head!
Most of the photos were unusable…not due to the photographer, but my own seemingly unlimited store of goofy looks! It was a long day in the rain, wind and then sun but she finally managed to catch me not being self-conscious in a few shots!
It feels pretty weird to be splashing photos of myself all over the internet after years of avoidance, but I am determined to suck it up…at least until I can find a willing model, that is! 😉
I have 3 Aran yarns that give the gauge needed for this hat – BANFF Aran – BFL/Baby Alpaca, LOMOND Aran – Baby Alpaca/Merino/Bamboo, and WIMBLEDON Aran – SW Merino.
Just to contrast the two most similar, BANFF (left) and LOMOND (right), you can see how the BFL in the BANFF creates a higher shine and more compact stitches, while the LOMOND is fluffier due to the higher content of that soft Baby Alpaca :
I currently have all of the the Aran blends on the shop at the moment and have released the last two skeins of red from my Boreal jumper if anyone fancies a bright, happy version like my personal hat!
Pretty yarn, pretty hat, and pretty lady! 🙂
AW, thanks Jo!! *blushing*
What a stunning hat. It must have been great fun designing it and I am sure both you and Renee – deep down – enjoyed the photo shoot. 🙂
Thanks Zoe! It was actually good fun, despite all the grumbling. We had a really nice breakfast near Tower Bridge to make up for the trauma. ;-D
What a cute picture! Love your red hat too! Congrats on this pattern!