I’ve know Rachel Coopey for many years, and I just adore the elegant simplicity of her accessory designs, especially in colourwork. Her designs are very wearable and really approachable as knitting project. In fact I think Sawmill Hat would make a fantastic first colourwork project. The repeated triangular motif uses the single pop of of a brighter contrast colour to bring it to life. Thanks to the three different sizing provided in the pattern this hat would comfortably fit from teenager to adult men sizes.
For the main colour in the book sample Rachel choose Bare Necessities, a light beige natural shade. The first set of triangles uses the deep plum colour ‘Chalk and Plum’ and the final pop of colour for the top triangle is provided by the rich ‘Harvest Moon’ orange colour.
I couldn’t resist knitting a second version of this hat and I choose a slightly different colour combination. I’ve got 2 different shades of green (Drift Glass and Sea Veggies) for the first two colours with light dusty pink ‘Cerebellum’ as the top triangle colour pop.
Now I have to decide if I keep the hat or if some lucky person will get a Christmas hat gift!
What Nua Worsted colours do you think you’ll pick for your hat?