Dee: I began the month without a planned pattern to knit for my “Hat A Month” project. I began by surfing my Ravelry queue and thought that I’d give Cross Hat-ch a go since I had the coordinating scarf all made up. As I began to knit, I realized that I wasn’t going to like the outcome so instead of progressing I sat and considered my options for fixing the flare created by the cast on with the thick and thin characteristics of the Manos del Uruguay yarn I was using, I am definitely frogging this hat to start over. Perhaps a few rows of reverse stockinette stitch or an applied I-cord would fix the problem? I’m still thinking…
As the days passed I didn’t want to abandon my May hat project so I poked around in my yarn cave (I’m still quite excited that I now have one) and spied a skein of yarn and crumbled pattern that I had stashed together for when the mood struck. My mother had sent me the skein of yarn quite some time ago. She picked it up from one of her famous Tuesday Morning shopping adventures. Ravelry makes it so easy to match yarn to the perfect pattern. I happened upon the Vertigo Hat and decided it was a good match. I chose well…just look how great this came out!
It only took me two days to complete so it’s a very quick knit. The hat is knit flat using short rows for the shaping. The combination of the garter stitch and self-striping yarn made seaming almost invisible to the naked eye. I do know a few pairs of well trained eyes that could spot it immediately but most knitters would have to give it a closer look. I should pat myself on the back a bit because my seaming skills have improved with age and I have become rather excellent at seaming if I do say so myself.
I love this hat! Although I would love to keep it, (I have too many and more planned) I have to learn to let go so this is going into the potential gift pile for Christmas. Anyone smitten?
As I consider my next hat I will probably pick a pattern that requires more attention…stay tuned and Happy Knitting!