After a hint or two, I realized I could make a replica hat for the big fella for his birthday present. I had made the original hat in 2008, I believe. It was pretty worn looking. So I made another!
This is the Chocolate’s Gone to Your Ribs hat pattern, with a few tweaks. In my knitting binder, I still had the notes from when I made the first version. I knit the “body” of the hat to 6″, not 8″ as the pattern directs. I used some Bernat “natural blends” wool blend yarn that I had on hand.
I might make another one in different colours, it’s a quick knit and I really like it!
This is the other hat that I couldn’t post before. I made it for our derby Christmas party gift exchange. Unfortunately, I had to make do with the poor yarn selection at our local Michaels as I didn’t think ahead far enough to online order some nice wool.
Rav link here. Our team colours are purple and bright canary yellow, but I had to sub in the paler “butter” yellow. If I made another one, I would get some lovely Cascade 220 superwash. This is my basic “wide brim hat” pattern with our league name in the text banner.
The other day I started knitting a sweater for me, the pattern is “Eeek” and it’s a really interesting top down construction. I ordered some gorgeous Sweet Georgia Yarns superwash DK (colourway “nightshade”). I have worked almost to the point where the sleeve stitches are put on hold. I think the body will be a quick knit past that point.
We have had a quiet Christmas week here. This was yesterday’s excitement and today was much the same:
I have a few other projects lined up after the sweater; just need to MAKE the time to knit!