Zuzu’s Petals Cowl & Seaforth Beanie-Christmas 2016

Both of my granddaughters (Rebecca and Jordyn) wanted beanies for Christmas.

Up until this point I had never knitted a hat – but undaunted I went in search of one and discovered the Seaforth beanie on Ravelry.

I paired the knitted Seaforth beanie with a lovely knitted cowl called Zuzu’s Petals – which is a cowl that looks like a lovely knitted shawl.  I thought this was a great idea as it does take some practice to learn how to wrap a shawl and make it stay in place.

I had some Red Heart Unforgettable Boutique in my stash and chose a colorway called Winery for Rebecca and Bistro for Jordyn.

Both patterns were very well written and easy to follow and worked up lovely.  I would highly recommend both.

If I were to do Zuzu’s Petals again (and I probably will) I would use a yarn that had a little more body to it (a wool or wool blend) – the Unforgettable was just too springy and didn’t show the lace detail as well as what was shown in the pictures within the pattern. On the other hand, the Seaforth beanie was just lovely.

So, here are pictures of the girls with their cowls and beanies – it was a horrible grey day when they were here.

Rebecca – colorway Winery

Jordyn – colorway Bistro

Additional Info:

The Zuzu’s Petals cowl is a paid pattern ($5.00) and contains written and charted directions for two gauges to accommodate sport -worsted weight yarn.  You can find the pattern here on Ravelry – Zuzu’s Petals.

The Seaforth beanie is a free pattern  and is both charted and written out. It includes tips on how to modify the hat as well as hints on how to tackle lace.  Having never knitted a hat before, it was an excellent first choice!  You can find the pattern here on Ravelry – Seaforth