Apparently I never posted about this, which is weird because I finished it two months ago and have been wearing it pretty much nonstop since then.
This is Rikke, which in my opinion may just be the perfect beanie pattern. It’s so perfect that this is my second one! My first one, in Tosh Merino DK in Steam Age, more or less lived on my head last winter. This new one is also knit in Tosh Merino DK, in Badlands, which is yet another of those GREAT neutrals by Madelinetosh that are just gorgeous knit up in garter stitch.
Both of my Rikkes are among my favourite ever finished objects, and certainly among the ones I’ve used the most. It’s a bit of a slog to knit, because it’s just garter stitch for endless rounds, but it’s such a great versatile hat that looks good on everyone and is warm and comfy and, well, perfect. Heartily recommend it!1