This project was supposed to be my WIP-tastic post yesterday, but it wasn’t a WIP for very long and since last week’s projects pretty much progressed at a glacial pace I had no WIPs to show you.
Here is my latest contribution to the Amiras Hats and Scarves for Afghanistan campaign.
I started the hat at home, before leaving for the monthly meeting with the Dubai Amiras, casting on while I waited for the husband to finish hanging out the laundry. What? Your husband doesn’t do that? Huh. Anyway…notice the cute wee turtle stitchmarker I got from the Mystery Club set from Fripperies & Bibbelots.
This pattern is dead easy and fun. You knit and knit and knit until you get to a certain height and then you do some increases to give the hat that slouchy look. Then you knit a few more rows. And then you start decreasing to finish off the hat. Silly me didn’t read the instructions and assumed you decrease the crown as normal so I had a flatter top than I would have. I love those spiral crowns anyway.
And did I tell you I made this hat in under 6 hours? Yes, I did! I surprised myself with that. But to be fair, I was with the Amiras with a stockinette project on medium-sized needles and yummy Cascade yarn on hand so it didn’t feel like hard work. I loved it so much that I started another hat soon after. That one is not finished yet but will be soon as we have to send in the hats tomorrow evening.
Project: Quickie (Raveled!)
Pattern: Felicity by Wanette Clyde (free pattern, woohoo!)
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Country Green
Needle: US 6/4.0 mm, US 8/5.0 mm
Made on: 2 Nov 2012