I finished my floppy hat yesterday. It was a simple hat that should have taken me a couple days, but I worked on it quite spurratically, so two days turned into, um…a month. I was so excited to finally have a finished object, that when I got home from the gym today I immediately decided to take some pictures of myself! Oh, brother. What a dumb idea. I blame the endorphins. So you’re only getting one photo, the cream of the crop…red face, braids, and all. Yikes. But the hat, at least, is kinda cute. And if we ever get some decent snow (don’t yell at me, you snow-haters) this floppy hat will be perfect for snowshoeing! The Malabrigo Worsted is nice and soft and warm and I knit about 9″ before decreasing for the crown, so the hat definitely covers my ears. I used size 8’s and cast on 100 stitches, but I probably should have used about 88. I think I would have preferred it to fit just a bit snugger, but at least there will be lower risk of Hat Head this way. Thanks to Leslie for the inspiration!
Monday, February 18, 2008 by smallbirdblog
Oh, and Kristen, Hilary, Jane, and Mary said I made their day! 🙂 Aw, shucks! Thank you! I’m supposed to name ten bloggers, but I’m going to give you six, and count the knitters who tagged me as my other four, because they make my day, too! Although most of these ladies have already been tagged, my floppy hat is off to: