I just loved that old book 'Caps for Sale'. I must have read it a gazillion times. No lie.
Remember the Pansy Yarn I bought at last weekend's Charlevoix Fiber Festival?
I managed to get two hats out of the 260 yard skein:pattern. I wasn't sure if it the pattern was a good choice, given the color changes in the skein so I made the second hat using a 3x1 rib pattern:
Which pattern do you like best??
Here's another shot of the 3x1 ribbed version, hanging on my mailbox hook:
While I was at my sister Denise's last weekend I worked on another hat using Cascade 220 and a mohair yarn, held together, in the 3x1 rib pattern. See my nimble hands at work:
It's kind of hard to take a picture of your own hands -- have you ever tried? I had to set the timer and hope for the best. I couldn't finish the hat at Denise's because I had forgotten to bring size 7 double points to finish the crown. Here's the finished hat:
I now have 48 hats completed this year -- phew!! I think I'll make a couple more to get to 50 and then switch over to felted hats and bags for my shows. Never any down time around here!