Despite being in the process of sewing up the Drops 103-1 sweater, I thought I’d start a new little project. Just ’cause. Well, maybe because I have a cold head in the a.m. I know cold is relative, but 40 degrees is cold and my wee head takes a chill. I also need gloves, but I don’t know how to make those.
I do have a very nice hat I made from a skein of Manos and Chicknits Shaker Rib hat pattern (free and fabulous – fyi), but I’ve got scads of Lamb’s Pride Worsted sitting around from the now permanently stalled Tilted Duster, and thought I needed a jauntly little red chapeau. Immediately.
I wanted to try the top down hat recipe in Knitting From the Top. It’s easy, cast on 8 sts on DPs and increase 8 sts every other row until you have enough to cover your cabeza. That’s the photo you see above. A head sized circle. I think. I’ve not made too many hats in my day, so we shall see.
I hope to have Drops 103-1 finished when next you see me! Fingers crossed for a smooth collar addition.