The Steep Climb Slouch Hat has been in my Ravelry cue for a while and I decided to give it a try to get out of my cowl comfort zone and level up my knit skills a bit.
The pattern, by Cheryl Kubat, looks complicated but is actually pretty easy to follow. If you can knit and purl and count, then you can make this hat. I enjoyed making this project. There was no misleading or extraneous language and the directions are quite easy to follow.
I used Loops and Thread Charisma for my hat which is a bulky weight yarn. Cheryl used Cascade Magnum which is a super bulky weight. I’ve got to say, I am not loving Loops and Thread for this hat. It’s really soft but I would have preferred something a little more stiff. Charisma is a bit more floppy than I prefer and the yarn always looks handled and a bit used even though this was a new skein.
I also think that due to the texture of this yarn, it made the zig zag pattern in the hat a little less visible. I will allow that how I knit, through the BACK of the stitch may also have played a part in how the finished product looks.
I finally learned how to make a decent pompom! My last attempt was too long and the strings looked like a feather duster. This time tstopped being feI I had to trim and trim and trim until I had a fluffy ball.