A few weeks ago I added some Crystal Palace Cuddles to my yarn stash. It’s an acrylic yarn but oh so soft. It feels almost like terry cloth (is that still a thing?). It’s an Aran weight which is a “4” but this yarn felt much thicker than my usual worsted weight. It was more on the chunky side but when I worked it up it slid off of my needles. After a search on Ravelry I found a link to the Gnome Hat pattern, a really cool slouch hat.
I cast on and had at it. The pattern calls for size 10 needles but because I am so inpatient in my haste I grabbed a pair of 10 1/2 circular needles.
The hat works up very quickly. It took me four days to complete but I’m sure if I worked at it without interruption I could get it done in a day.
This pattern is very easy to follow and work up. While it’s easy, I will add that there were times I got a bit bored creating this hat. After the ribbing of the band there is nine inches of knit stitch that had me yawning as I created
Once I finished knitting, I asked The Bee to model. I explained to her that I needed to add a few buttons but she informed me that the hat was done and it became a part of her collection.
During a recent visit to Stash yarn shop, located in Havertown, I got some Plymouth Yarn to add to my stash. Because it was clearance I was only able to get two skeins each of Monte Donegal in Mustard
And Monte Hand Dye in Grape.
I’ve casted on for another hat that I can hopefully keep for myself.
My progress so far:
Follow me on Instagram (I’m on there as “sayitrahshay“) to see the completed hat!
What’s on your hooks or needles?