Wow, I really seem to be cranking out the projects lately!
Last weekend, while out soccering, my daughter's teammate asked me if I'd knit her the hat she asked for during a New Year's tournament.
I sort-of forgot...
So, I did some hunting and found a somewhat easy, yet what I think is a classy, pattern. Chicky's teammate will be playing soccer in college, so I did my homework and found out that one of the school colors is red.
This is the Slouched Tuva Hat, a free pattern available here
I used 138 yards of Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red. I knit this on size US 8 needles.
The pattern was simple, simple, simple! I cast on last night and finished this afternoon. Seriously, I could have finished it completely in a few hours' time, but a little thing called "earning a teensy paycheck" got in the way.
The decreases were done in the pattern established, so you don't really get the spiral look.
I will probably make this again. I have enough yarn leftover to make myself one.
But, here's what I think I would do over. I would cast on fewer stitches, but my brain can't handle the math and the adjustments. I'll probably just go down in needle size, resorting to a US 6 or US 5. The hat seems a wee bit big, but it does stay on my head, so it could be that I'm finally "stylish" while wearing it. Who knows.
Anyhoo, it's a fun pattern that I highly recommend!
Thanks for looking at another one of my projects!