Remember when I said that I was going to go through my Ravelry queue and try to complete a thing each month? Well, I kinda sorta kept that goal and wanted to share a yarnthing with you.
It was on sale and the colors were everything I love: oranges, browns, teals, pink, purple all in one. This yarn is wonderful and the stripes made me think I would actually attempt socks. I couldn’t find my double pointed needles so I decided to take a stab at a hat in my queue, the Hurricane Hat.
The pattern works up really quickly and, once you get the hang of the repeats, the hat is quite easy to work up. The swirl of the hat looks like it should be intricate but really, this hat is fun and quick to complete. I made a choice to leave the hurricane hate open in the back. Instead of closing, I created eyelets and a drawstring so that I could leave my hair out in the back.
The yarn is soft and squishy and there was not a lot of pilling or fraying as I went back and forth to pick up stitches or frog a row. I was worried that the swirl part of the hat would be lost with the different colors and striping but I should have saved myself that thought. The swirl pops and this is a new favorite.
There are three skeins left to create with and these will be made into the socks that I have been thinking of making. I am excited to see how the striping will look on those socks. (Follow me on Instagram to see yarn things in progress!)
What’s on your hooks or needles? I feel like I need to start working on warmer weather patterns but really, hats…I can’t quit you!
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