Back in November, I purchased the most beautiful skein of yarn with the intent of knitting it into a lovely, slouchy hat. But, feeling guilty about an unfinished knitting project (which also happened to be a birthday present for my sister), I set myself the goal of tackling it before even starting on my hat.
I FINALLY finished that project last week and set to work knitting my hat. It was so quick to knit up and I LOVED working with the yarn.
In case you’re interested in making this hat yourself, here’s some info about the yarn and pattern:
Pattern: Ballard Slouch
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted Merino in “Red Mahogany”
Needles: US size 7 and 8
The pattern gave the option to knit 12 extra rows for extra “slouchiness” — I opted to leave those out, and I’m pleased with the results. If I make it again I might try adding the extra rows, just to see what it would look like.
To block the hat, I simply saturated it with cold water, rolled it in a towel to remove excess moisture, and pinned it in a circular shape on the floor. I dislike the ridge that so often accompanies beret hats, so I only let it block for a few minutes, then put it on my head to dry the rest of the way.
I only used about half of a skein of yarn, so I was able to get some fingerless mitts out of it as well. Maybe I’ll show them to you someday.
Now I seem to have been bitten by the knitting bug. I can’t wait to start on my next project!
What sorts of projects have you been working on lately?