Monday, January 31, 2011

January Hat

I really liked the idea behind the Yarn Harlot's "self-imposed sock club" of 2010. But there's no way I'm going to commit myself to 12 pairs of socks. My recent knitting of hats though. Now there's a set of small projects I could commit to. Ooh, and stashbusting!

I'm not about to choose 12 patterns and 12 yarns to go with them. I'll admit to having issues with commitment (and procrastination and, and, and...). But, I have started to scout out hat patterns to put on my Ravelry 'favourite' list. At the beginning of each month, I'll see what I fancy making that month and choose a yarn to go with. The aim is to use stash only. Although I know of one hat pattern I will definitely be buying yarn for.

So, here's my January hat. Molly by Erin Ruth.
It's supposed to be a slouchy hat. The hats I knit this year will be Christmas 2011 gifts and I really don't know anyone who likes those type of hats. At least not that I've noticed them wearing slouchy hats. So I knit just over half the recommended repeats before I started the decreases.

Speaking of the decreases. Look how the cables get smaller. Love 'em.
The yarn is Rowan's RYC Silk Wool DK in a chocolatey colour called Nut Brown. It was nice and smooth and has produced a pretty sturdy fabric. I think the waffley/cable pattern will wear well.
Now, to decide the next hat. Suggestions anyone?


turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh I really like that! I might have to scout that one out. I think I'd like the slouchy version.

Kaye said...

Yeah who knows what will be "cool" next winter?
I do like that hat though. I'd be wearing it w/the cable in the back--it looks like a brain stem!