I know I had said that I was going to be knitting up a second Thunderstorm Toque next… but then I saw this hat pattern… and well… I simply fell in love with those tiny textured flower stitches!
This is the April Hat designed by Kelbourne Woolens. I wanted to gift a handknit hat to a friend that I will be seeing this month and the cheeriness of the April Hat really matches her personality. The only pattern modification I made was excluding the pom pom. I also did not block the hat on a plate as you would normally do for a beret. I wanted this to be more of a slouchy hat style as I think my friend might like that better. This was my first time working the puff stitches needed to make the flowers. It required the use of a crochet hook which was a bit fiddly at first… but a fun challenge!
I used a skein of The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran yarn (which was unfortunately discontinued) in the Bellini colorway for my April Hat. This yarn was a real treat to work with. So soft and luxurious.
The best part? This pattern is a free download! You can find it HERE!