Malabrigo Quickies: Odonata by Simone Kereit

Winter might be upon us (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway- the Uruguay crew is enjoying glorious spring weather, I’m sure!) but we can still reminisce about summer’s joys with this cheery (but cozy) hat from Simone Kereit:

Odonata in Rastita, in Black and Solis

Odonata in Rastita, in Black and Solis

Simone says:

The first colder nights of early fall bring with it cozy ideas of fair-isle knits and Scandinavian Ski sweaters to keep you toasty when the real cold gets here. But I am usually in ‘winter denial’ until much later and then often around the darker times of the year, I am longing for the lazy, warm days of late summer with the buzzing of bees in the air. What to do? I was in no way ready to knit snowflakes! Sitting by the local creek one afternoon, soaking up some late summer sun, pondering this dilemma, I watched the dragonflies dart to and fro in the sparkling light, and the perfect idea came to me: A colorful double knit hat, with dragonflies to represent summer days, worked in jewel tones of dragonflies, sunshine and sparkling water-drops, colors which would make me happy and a hat that would keep me warm and remind me all winter long that longer days are right around the corner!
The name Odonata (Odonata is an order of insects, encompassing dragonflies and damselflies.) to me has a beautiful ring to it and makes me think ‘Ode to summer’ which is what this hat truly is!

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This lovely hat is double-knitted, which means it’s completely reversible AND extra warm! Find Odonata on Ravelry here, or browse all the past Quickies here.

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

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