It must still be winter because I’m all about the knitting 🙂
Curled up in my knitting spot with soft wool running through my fingers, looping the yarn round and round the needles, creating something squishy and warm. Most definitely a soothing and comforting pastime.
When we had our big snowfall in December, I cast on and finished a hat in a few evenings!
I knit this as a Christmas present for my son, so there was a bit of a time crunch. Still so very enjoyable. I’d love to make one in a bright color for my daughter with a big, fluffy pompom. However, for this particular hat, it was all about the moody grey yarn.
Love this colorway!
The pattern is written for a worsted weight yarn and my son doesn’t like heavy wool hats, so DK was the obvious choice for this project. I used a skein from my hoarded bin of Tosh DK. The result is this squishy hat, with the perfect slouch factor for my boy. It’s been cold enough this winter for him to actually use it every day. Yesss!
I love projects that practically knit themselves. Barley is one of those. Getting this thing blocked and dry though, took forever! The pattern is sized from baby to Large, so you can make a whole whack of hats in a very short time.
We took these photographs on a freezing cold day and so I knew I had to be double quick 😉 “Mama, are you done picture taking yet? I think I have frost bite!!”
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