After making that beret for Carla, I was itching to make a hat for myself. You see, now that my hair’s short, I have to “do it” every morning, or I look a little…icky. Well, some days I just don’t want to do it, or I over sleep, or, you know, life happens.
So, I’ve been looking for a hat that I can wear on days like that. I haven’t been too lucky. The one’s I like I can’t afford, the ones I can afford, I don’t like. You know how it goes.
Well, Carla’s hat took one afternoon and one skein of yarn. Can’t get much better than that. Oh wait, it can.
In my stash I happened to have a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo Chunky. I’d gotten it back at the begining of the year from a swap partner. I hadn’t used it yet because I needed to pet it for a while and because I knew that this special yarn needed to become something good.
I love it. I love how it fits and how well the pattern worked with the colorway. I love how it feels and how easy it was to knit. I love everything about it. In fact, my only complaint is that it’s really warm. Since it’s in the hundreds here, a wool hat is a bit much. But, come Winter, I’ll be wearing this sucker all the time.
Pattern: Couvercle by Kira Dulaney
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Stonechat
Needles: US 9
Date Started: August 12, 2009
Date Completed: August 12, 2009
Mods: None, but I did have a gal from the shop do the crochet bits for me. I’m just not a crocheter.
Ron took the pictures for me. I think he did a pretty good job, though he could he could have trried to make me look younger. Way too many wrinkles showing up lately. At least they’re laugh wrinkles…