The end of August was very good craft wise. I won a beautiful set of needles from an Instagram contest and I feel like this set of needles has fueled my craftspiration.
I used that feeling to bust through some WIPs (Works in progress) and started a few projects that are quick and easy to complete. The collage below showcases a few things that worked up and completed!
I promised myself that I would work through the yarn stash that I have home however I had to visit one of my local yarn stores, Finely the Knitting Corner, to pick up yarn for a project I am working up for The Bee as well as more Plymouth Yarn’s Encore Tweed to work up a few hats. The yarn is a wool/acrylic blend and is soft and squishy, has not pulled my hair (I have still not worked up a way to line hats) and makes for a soft, pliable hat that does not lose it’s shape when stuffed into the bottom of a bag or pill up when handled.
The Kami Hat is a quick hat to work up. It’s a good way to practice switching between knit and purl stitches. I also practiced SSK (Slip, Slip Knit) and for some reason it clicked after watching a video from Purl Soho.
The result? A hat that The Bee has approved of and of course, claimed as her own.
Notes: Make sure you have double-pointed needles. While working up so many hats I start with circular needles and tried to cheat and not switch needles. Do yourself a favor and get double-pointed needles. I experienced some laddering while working up other hats.
Julie recommends blocking the hat, something I have not done. I was so focused on finishing this hat last night that I merely cast off and took a picture of The Bee before calling it a night. I am kind of digging the way the hat rolls a bit.
I also cut a few knit round repeats. The Bee said she liked the hat as it was and I agreed that it had enough slouch. The next one I work up I will follow the pattern as written to see how the five extra rows look.
What’s on your needles?