Our local Ben Franklin went out of business recently, and I picked up a few skeins of this red Cascade superwash (20% off). I had never used the superwash before, and in hingsight, I should have used it for something like mittens or gloves, since they usually get much dirtier than a hat. (For those not in the know, "superwash" denotes wool...that you can wash! Without it getting all felted and shrinky.) I doubt I'll knit with it again, as it has weird little fuzzies in it. But it's wasn't horrible or anything.
So I made yet another hat. Or hats. I know. I knit alot of hats. It's a patience thing. And a need for immediate gratifictation thing. Also the reason the only sweaters I have ever knit are baby sweaters.
Here's the first. It's a cap, nice and tight and covers the ears well. I agonized over the button choice, but like what I ended up with.
And I made another slouchy beret. I gave away the green one, but I liked it so much, I thought I'd make another with a few modifications. I made this one medium instead of large and added a little roll brim. I wish I had done another repeat on the pattern, to make it more slouchy, but I do really like the way it turned out.
So I still have 5 more people to make stuff for, so one of these hats is destined for someone. I'm thinking of sending the cap off, though it will have to be to a cooler climate, since I doubled up the yarn it is SUPER warm. My only reservation is that it's kinda tight, and since I don't have measurements of peoples heads, there is a chance it could be too small. That would be weird right? To ask people if they have a big head?