As I reported last week, I’m going through my annual “tired of my winter gear” phase, and like every year, I’ve made myself a new hat to cheer me as we see out the last weeks of winter.

A friend alerted to me to the Stray hat on Ravelry, and so in a fit of late-night-startitis, I dove in the stash and came out with the required three coordinating colours….

Not exactly authentically leopard, but I do think they work rather well together.


You can see why I need some colour – grey skies, grey snow.

Note that I did make two adjustments – the original hat is a fab beret style, but I prefer a more fitted hat, so I took out one pattern repeat; and I worked the band in the darkest colour rather than the main colour. Otherwise it’s worked as written.

I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, less than one skein each of three colors. And I LOVE IT.

Just the thing I need to liven up a black winter coat.

Just the thing I need to liven up a black winter coat.

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5 Responses to Kate’s Leopard Hat

  1. Seanna Lea says:

    Very nice. I am thinking of casting on Windschief (or a similar hat) soon. It’s not like I don’t need one.

  2. Michelle says:

    I think it’s a GORGEOUS color combo – and it’s not even in ‘my’ colors!

  3. Rita says:

    Hilda: I am having a problem with a peak cap that I am knitting. Is there anywhere in this area I can go to get some help. I live in Waterloo.


  4. Cleo14 says:

    Love the leopard print. I never thought of that for a knit but it looks great.

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