Hats: Some Assembly Required

You can always change your plan, but only if you make one.

You find the perfect pattern and the perfect yarn to go with it. Excitedly, you cast on and faithfully follow the pattern. About 3/4 of the way in you realize, this is the silliest and most convoluted way to make said object. You keep going.  You’ve already invested quite a bit of time in said object. Plus, you think it’s going to be a really neat finished project. So you persevere on. This is me with a particular hat pattern. For whatever reason, I blindly followed the pattern. The hat was knit flat and then seamed. There is no knitting police. I could have knit the hat in the round and been very content. Instead I knit it flat and seamed it. This hat has other embellishments that need to be sewn on. One part even has i-cord. You’re intrigued now, right? Below is a photo of the colors I’m using. This is a surprise hat for a sometimes follower of my blog. Just a teaser photo until the hat reaches it’s final destination in October.


Update on other wips:

  • Earth & Sky: I have about 2.5 inches completed on the border.
  • Portland Bias Scarf: Started skein three! I’m on the home stretch now. Woot Woot!
  • Frank in Pairs: Six rows done in the second Frank section.
  • Dewberry Dancer: I don’t know why I thought I was already on section two. This one is still in section one, but I have 26 rows out of 36 rows completed.

Tonight Burt and Gracie had a staring contest. I think Gracie won. Burt got off the couch first.


Still at just two finished Orphan wips, but there might just be one drying on some blocking mats.

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