I knitted this hat while I was staying at my parents-in-law’s. They live in a town in Abruzzo whose name is Castel di Sangro (literal translation: Castel of the River Sangro) as it is located on the Sangro River, in a valley in the Apennine Mountains. You can now see only the ruins of the castle but it used to be important. It was located on the top of the hill on which the village was built (it must have been important…they named the town after it!).
The top part of the hat resembles the merlons of the castle and makes the hat a easy and comfortable wear even if you have a thick head of hair like mine!
Bright Orange Dotted Castle Hat and Neck Warmer are the perfect garments for a autumn or mild winter day. They are very warm but non bulky…. actually the yarn I have used is so soft and light that you will forget you are wearing it. The bottom edge is raw and wavy to frame you face in a cute and flattering way .
The body of the hat is in seed stitch with bottom and top part in stockinette. The neck warmer is all in garter stitch.On the hat it is attached a ribbon bow of the same color of the ribbons used for the Neck Warmer.
In a gloomy and rainy day the Bright Orange Hat and Neck Warmer will cheer you up!
You can find it @ Etsy