The last couple of weeks I have been working on a new hat and fingerless mitt pattern. The hat was inspired by a stranger in the subway. She was wearing a wonderful lace and cable hat and I really liked the look of it but wanted something warmer than the lace in between the cables. Winters here can be very cold and windy and lacey hats just don't cut it most of the time. After a few trials trying different patterns I found the seed stitch looked good. So here's what the hat looks like in black.
I also wanted to knit shorter fingerless mitts and decided to keep the cable and seed stitch as inspiration. Here they are in black and a detail of the pattern in purple.