Muir Glenn Thistle Hat
3 sizes, 2 shapes, 3 different Thistles knit in worsted weight.
Copyright Lisa McFetridge 2014
The next stop on my hat journey around the world is a favourite place to visit, Scotland. I generally try to stay away from the most familiar symbols when designing these hats, but Scotland is the exception. The Thistle is the ubiquitous symbol of Scotland, found in green fields under deep blue skies, and sometimes iron grey skies. It is also found many places here in the United States. They cover my mother-in-law’s farm, growing in the thicket around the barn. There are 3 different choices for the Thistle graph, the first, more stylized graph is inspired by an old Scottish embroidery sampler, the second is taken from life, made to look more like the actual flower and a third, a combination of the other two. Pick the one you like best.
Available in two shapes, SLIM SLOUCH (shown upper left), and W-I-D-E SLOUCH (shown upper right); and in three sizes SMAL