These happy, textured hat & socks duo were created by knitwear designer and ceramics artist Dawn Henderson for my very first Beatrix Box.
Knit in hand-dyed colorways drawn from The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the Carrots & Radishes hat and socks have a playful basketweave punctuated by impish crossed cables. The texture is at once a nod to both Mrs. Rabbit and to Peter—and how he mischievously fails to heed her advice to stay out of Mr. McGregor’s garden. The socks have a lovely contrast cuff with miniature cottontail bobbles, just like Peter’s tail as he runs off.
The sock and hat duo make the most of two skeins of my Targhee Sock base which is a wonderfully wooly yarn yet soft to the touch, and it makes a slightly rustic, matte, and wooly hat with lots of body and bounce.
This duo is enjoyable to knit, playful in design, and makes a pair that doesn’t take itself too seriously. They’re gender-neutral, simple enough for grown-ups and playful enough for children (or your inner child!).
Skill level: Adventurous beginner
Knit and purl
Knit in the round