It's hard to remember, but once upon a winter there was a little snow on the ground and knitting on the needles.
Part I: The Process
This hat was a breeze. I made it in-the-round using the magic loop method with 100% wool yarn. I find that once I swatch a yarn that I like and add it to my swatch book (a binder & clear sheet protectors), I can easily go back and design and play because I've got my gauge down.
For good measure, I added a pom-pom.
Part II: The Reveal
p.s. It's now spring in Alaska - and I am still loving this hat. It's the perfect transitional piece.
A simple 2 x 2 rib knit band helps to keep it snug. I knit the 2 x 2 rib on smaller sized needles and also cast on 72 stitches and then increased stitches after the rib rows.
I used a pom-pom maker to add a little class at the top.
Part III: The Verdict
1. Would you make this piece again, as is?
2. Top challenge(s).
The only challenge was deciding which yarn color to use. I was unsure about the brown and cream mix - but ended up loving the final product.
3. If you could change one thing about this piece what would it be?
Nada! I love it.
Part IV: The Newest Addition