PetiteKnit North Sea Set and Hipster Hat: DIY Knitted Hats and Scarf

PetiteKnit North Sea Set knit in Drops Nord Yarn

Hey Everyone,

I am sharing a couple of recently completed knitted items today. First up is a hat and scarf set that I knit for myself using PetiteKnit’s North Sea Set pattern. The hat comes in one size and is knitted, along with the scarf, using Drops Nord yarn, which is a 45% alpaca, 30% polyamide and 25% wool fingering weight yarn. The scarf took 8 balls of wool (2 per colour) in the shades (I think!) 01, 03, 05 and 12. The hat took two balls of wool in shade 05.

PetiteKnit North Sea Set knit in Drops Nord Yarn
PetiteKnit North Sea Set knit in Drops Nord Yarn

Both hat and scarf are knit on 3mm needles, with the hat using two strands of wool held together. The scarf is knit using a single strand of yarn. The scarf took just over 2 months for me to knit! It is essentially a long tube knit on circular needles, and then the ends sewn together. The end scarf is double layered and the wool is soft and warm. I am very pleased with both items. Yes, the scarf is nothing more than seemingly endless stocking stitch, but I didn’t mind the repetitiveness of it: I personally found it very therapeutic and enjoyed the mindless knitting whilst watching TV.

PetiteKnit North Sea Set knit in Drops Nord Yarn
PetiteKnit North Sea Set knit in Drops Nord Yarn

Next up I made a hat for Philip. This is the PetiteKnit Hipster Hat. Cos he is such a hipster, LOL. Again, this was knit using Drops Nord yarn in the shade 15. This is the woman’s size as apparently Philip has a small head. It is knit using two strands of wool held together on 3.5 mm needles in 2 x 2 rib. And yes, he is wearing the coat I made for him a few years back.

PetiteKnit Hipster Hat knit in Drops Nord Yarn
PetiteKnit Hipster Hat knit in Drops Nord Yarn

I will say that yes, the actual knitting of these items was not hard. But I definitely learned plenty of new skills knitting these projects. The Italian tubular cast on to cast on stitches for the hats took me a while to master; the kitchener stitch used to seam the ends of the scarf together, knitting jogless stripes when changing yarn colour on the scarf and the shaping of the hats whilst juggling the magic loop technique were all valuable things I learned, which I am sure will stand me in good stead for future projects. These projects have kept me going in these uncertain times in which we are living. And I enjoyed making them.

PetiteKnit Hipster Hat knit in Drops Nord Yarn

See you soon!

PetiteKnit North Sea Set knit in Drops Nord Yarn

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

18 thoughts on “PetiteKnit North Sea Set and Hipster Hat: DIY Knitted Hats and Scarf

  1. It must still be cold where you live. we are in the 70ies in Florida and I don’t think I could put on a heavy coat like that. But that being said Id o enjoy your posts and reading about your creative adventures. Hope you continue to post for a long time. Best wishes!

  2. Great knitted accessories! Must look up those patterns. If you are into mindless therapeutic garter stitch in front of the TV try the half and half wrap from Purl Soho. It’s a free pattern and many people have made it inexpensively in Drops yarn. It comes out huge (if you make the larger size) but it is so calming and soothing to knit – and you’ll learn to do short rows two.

  3. I love the scarf! It certainly says something about how rubbish our Spring is in the UK at the moment for these items to look completely appropriate!

  4. I had to go and look up what jogless stripes are – thank you for introducing me to something new! Love all these pieces, especially the soft colours in the scarf.

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