Green Aviator

Here’s another project that flew off the needles! Of course, it helps that Lopi is bulky. Lately, I’ve been enamored with Lopi patterns and have added some (both vintage and new) booklets from Reynolds or Ístex to my library. When rummaging through my stash for an easy, quick project, I found two skeins of greenish Lopi and decided to try a hat.


The colors turned out to be not quite ideal for this project. While a stronger contrast would have been better, the variegation makes the pattern appear random and interesting. I like it, so that’s what counts, right?


I added in 8 plain rounds after the colorwork band before starting the crown shaping. The hat would’ve been way too short otherwise (maybe OK for a child). I almost left off the crochet edging, but I’m so glad I didn’t, it’s the perfect finishing touch.


Now, I really want to knit a Lopi sweater! Maybe this fall?

Pattern: “Design 12 – Lopi Icelandic Cap” by Astrid Ellingsen, Reynolds Lopi Volume 10 (Álafoss of Iceland Lopi No. 1) Size: 20? circumference Yarn: Reynolds Lopi – 72g 9983 Apple Green Heather – 21g 9980 Jungle Green Variegated Needles: Boye US 9 (5.5 mm) circulars and US G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook Started: April 28, 2008 Completed: April 29, 2008 Token Progress: 3 of 10

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10 Responses to “Green Aviator”

  1. Amy Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Very fun!

  2. Chris Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Perfect to keep your ears warm this spring… ;)

  3. Rina Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    OOoo fun and what a great stash buster. Yes this so called spring is nowadays is chilly and the hat is a good company for your ears.

  4. Becky Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Very cute. Looks warm and cozy, too. I love how quick and satisfying hats are to knit.

  5. lisa Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Great hat! I love that green color. I want to make a Lopi sweater, but have to finish the one I’m doing for dh. This is the one, Reynolds #82273, diagonal rib cardigan.

  6. Carrie K Says:
    May 5th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Great stashbuster and a perfect earwarming hat.

  7. Sydney Says:
    May 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Nice hat! I like the colors.

  8. Lisa Says:
    May 6th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I have a Lopi sweater going. I love the yarn. I don’t understand why some people hate it. Very nice hat!

  9. Opal Says:
    May 6th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I really like that hat. I think the variegated yarn adds an interesting texture.

  10. mrspao Says:
    May 9th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    It’s gorgeous :) I love the colours.

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