When nothing but EZ will do

We have had the coldest winter in a long, long time here. And my lovely lace berets have not really lived up to the challenge of keeping my ears warm. It became clear to me very quickly that I needed a hat that was serious about ear-warming, and so I turned to the trusty EZ:


Pattern: Ganomy from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac

Yarn: my own handspun from a handdyed superwash merino from Fyberspates

Needles: 5 mm, Addis and Knitpicks Harmony dpns

Modifications: I decreased more rapidly after I reached half the original number of stitches, so I would avoid the gnome-like top. I’m not sure how successful it was, but considering the amount of yarn I had left, it was probably the only solution.

This is a warm hat! It has withstood – 20 degrees Celsius through a couple of hours of sledding with my children. And that is the definitive test of a warm hat.


1 Response to “When nothing but EZ will do”

  1. 1 Jane 28 January, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Good for you! Looks lovely and warm.
    Har vennner i Oslo og var bosatt i Egersund selv i 7 ar. Har hort at det er kjempe kaldt i ar!

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