It’s done! (OK, I actually finished it a little bit ago, but I got distracted and forgot to show you guys.)
And, I couldn’t be more pleased with my brand new Sockhead Slouch Hat.
I will admit, that while knitting it up, I got a little concerned. A 4-inch brim, plus 9 inches of stockinette? That’s almost enough knitting to make two regular caps. I didn’t love how it looked as I worked it up. I mean, look at it. It’s so long and awkward.But I’m glad I followed the instructions and worked through to the end. It goes to show that people who write patterns sometimes know what they’re talking about.
Ta-da!But you can’t really see the lovely floppiness from this angle. Let me take a picture of the back of my head for you.(It turns out that it’s really hard to take a picture of the back of your own head. I ended up with about two dozen pictures like this one.) Here’s a real picture of the the side/back view of the hat:Totally cute, right!? It’s the perfect level of slouchy. The Tosh Merino Light is so stinking soft, I never want to take it off. And, it’s a lovely mid-weight hat; it’s perfect for the damp 50’s weather that Seattle is so famous for.
This pattern definitely gets my seal of approval! The Sockhead Slouch Hat is one of my new favorite patterns!
(And, if you thought I could get out the camera without taking a picture of Ollie, you were mistaken.)Do you have any new favorite projects?
I’m sure you were all waiting with baited breath to find out what I decided to do with my skein of Tosh Merino.
Well, I sat down on Monday night to start knitting, and I thought I was going to make the Annis shawl. But, then my husband put on an episode of the new MST3K, and I couldn’t focus on casting on all that lace. So instead I started on a Sockhead Slouch Hat. I love it so far- It’s a super simple pattern, so it’ll really show off the pretty color of the yarn. I love how soft the fabric is turning out. And, I think I’m going to get a lot of use out of it. It’s not crazy thick and wintery- I’ve got plenty of thick winter hats. I needed something a little lighter, for breezy spring days.I won’t lie, though, at this small gauge, it’s going to take me a hot minute to finish this hat. But it’s so simple, it’ll be good TV-watching/coffee-shop-sitting/waiting-for-class-to-start knitting. In fact, I knit about an inch yesterday morning waiting for my dog to get done with his haircut.
(Do you want to see pictures of him? Of course you do.)
Before: Shaggy old wizard dog
After: Teddy bear puppy
Anyway, dog aside, I’m enjoying this hat pattern. Especially with some of the more *ahem* elaborate patterns I’ve been working on lately, it’s nice to make a super-simple project like this.
Have you been working on anything exciting lately?