It must still be winter because I’m all about the knitting 🙂

Curled up in my knitting spot with soft wool running through my fingers, looping the yarn round and round the needles, creating something squishy and warm.  Most definitely a soothing and comforting pastime.

When we had our big snowfall in December, I cast on and finished a hat in a few evenings!

Barley 1

This one to be specific.  The Barley hat by the lovely team at Tin Can Knits.  It’s a great project that goes super quick on and off the needles.

Barley 4

I knit this as a Christmas present for my son, so there was a bit of a time crunch.  Still so very enjoyable. I’d love to make one in a bright color for my daughter with a big, fluffy pompom.  However, for this particular hat, it was all about the moody grey yarn.

Tosh DK Tern

Love this colorway!

The pattern is written for a worsted weight yarn and my son doesn’t like heavy wool hats, so DK was the obvious choice for this project.  I used a skein from my hoarded bin of Tosh DK. The result is this squishy hat, with the perfect slouch factor for my boy.  It’s been cold enough this winter for him to actually use it every day.  Yesss!

Barley 3

I love projects that practically knit themselves.  Barley is one of those.  Getting this thing blocked and dry though, took forever!  The pattern is sized from baby to Large, so you can make a whole whack of hats in a very short time.

Barley 2

We took these photographs on a freezing cold day and so I knew I had to be double quick 😉  “Mama, are you done picture taking yet?  I think I have frost bite!!”

Barley 5

Barley (Ravelry notes)
Pattern: Barley by Tin Can Knits from the Simple Collection
Yarn: Tosh DK in “Tern”
Needles: Size US 7, 8 / 4.5, 5 mm

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8 thoughts on “Barley :: Finished Knit

  1. autumngeisha

    I have been meaning to knit this hat for a long time. Love how it looks in grey. My son gets warm pretty easily so modifying it for a dk yarn is a great idea. Comparing that first smiling modeled pic to the last one cracks me up…he looks pretty chilled by that point. What a good sport!


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