Bats in the Belfry?

batheadband Now I haven’t gone totally batty yet but this would be a fun and easy headband to make for Halloween wouldn’t it.  :-)  And it would go so well with the project I’m about to cast on — which is A Cloud of Bats. 20161030_3

 

It’s a Laura Aylor pattern which I think I told you before, and she’s running an open “test a-long” so the pattern is free for another day or so.   It’s a two color cowl and the colorwork looks like bats.   I don’t have much worsted weight yarn in the stash so finally remembered the Blackstone Tweed (which I had planned to make mittens out of).  It’s a dark brown and has flecks of dark acqua, magenta and gold in it – and the Encore was left over from some other project – and I happen to love that gold – so I think they well together.

And that hat I showed earlier today which wasn’t finished — several episodes of Dark Shadows later (appropriate viewing if you are starting a “cloud of bats” by the way) and the hat is done.

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I added the pom pom but that may be removed later.  It’s very dense  and this is 100% alpaca yarn so the pom may sort of weigh it down.  I’ll let my sister decide if she wants to cut it off or not.  If you’re looking for a simple stockinette hat – no ribbing so the edges roll naturally and just simple decreases – then you might like this hat.

 

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