Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Spring Onion hat (Vårlöksmössa)
Thanks for your comments on my twined hat - in particular, Sandra's comment made me smile! I finished it today, but right now it's too dark to get a good photo of it. At least I've got a photo I took a few days ago, which shows the pattern after the increases.
I wanted something in the style of Greek key patterns, which I always liked. The lines, colours, and shape suddenly made me think of slicing an onion, so I might rename it Spring Onion. In Swedish it's a pun as vårlök - "spring onion" - is the spring flower Gagea lutea. The English name apparently is Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem, which is rather far from this hat...