Fall is here and I didn't have any new hats. I figured I should get my butt in gear and finish this one up.
Started October 13 - finished October 18 (easy as pie to knit up). The hardest part was figuring out the gauge. I started on size 8 needles - but the hat was just too big. I went to a 5 stitches for inch gauge on size 7 needles and prefer the fit. I also removed all of the extra knit rounds during the decrease so that the hat is less deep (or tall). I prefer shorter hats. The yarn was dreamy and the pattern was great to read. The pattern, from Impulse of Delight, gives both written instructions and a chart. The yarn is from Liberty's Yarn and is very very soft.
As you can see the decreases and knit stitches make a nice shape to the top of the hat. I'm sure this will be a regular in my wardrobe.
5 days ago