Well, hey there, you.
I’ve been working on several different knitting and crochet projects at once lately, which is so unlike me! I prefer to focus on one project at a time, power through it, and then move on to the next. But for some reason, I’ve been dabbling.
All of this lack-of-focus has made me lose track of what I have shown you and what I have not. I finished this slouchy hat a few weeks ago. I even took the glamour shots (such as they are – a lot of arms-length camera work in less-than-ideal lighting). But I never wrote about it.
So. This hat. I have a history of making myself hats that I never wear, and for some time, I’ve been perusing Ravelry in search of the perfect pattern. It had to have some slouch to it. It had to look nice on my head. And it would be nice if it also had some interesting stitch work, preferably cables.
Well, two out of three ain’t bad. I ended up choosing this super simple pattern with some ribbing at the brim and the rest in stockinette, because I had this amazing yarn I bought at Rhinebeck, and I figured a complicated stitch pattern would just get lost among the colors. This yarn really does all of the interesting work on this hat.
So, it was super simple, super fast, and oh! the alpaca yarn is super soft. I really love it.
I knit this sucker in just one day!
Just one problem… I really haven’t satisfied that itch to try an interesting stitch pattern. I predict another hat on my needles this winter! Probably something from Tin Can Knits. Those ladies know how to design really cool hats!