I've been busy working on Christmas gifts (more on that later), but I needed a quick hat to keep me warm. I have had difficulty finding knitted hats I like in the past. Usually the hats I pick have a brim, and those of the sock hat variety look kind of silly on me. When I was at the mall the other day, I tried on a beret, and I liked how it looked. Enter my new hat.
Pattern: Le Slouch by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Morehouse Merino 3 Strand in Raspberry, a little more than 1 skein
Needles: US8 and US9
Time to Knit: Dec 1 - 2
Modifications: I went with the less slouchy version, so I only knit 4.5 inches before I started the decreases.
I had a little over a ball of yarn left over from my CowlTop (more on that later, too), and I really wanted to mark this yarn as "All Used Up" on Ravelry. (Is this a huge motivator to anyone else? It is to me. Huge.)
Quick knit, easy pattern, nice end product, checking things off on Ravelry, and a warm head. What's not to love?
Now back to the gift knitting!