Wednesday, January 22, 2014

when it's not just a hat

Sometimes, so much satisfaction can be derived from the simplest of patterns.  I can't even begin to tell you how finishing this hat in less than twenty four hours felt.  I have made my share of hats.  I love them.  And I love how it feels when you give them away.  But this one seemed extra special.  Maybe it was the fact that I haven't had that quick of a knit in a while.  (Although, this pattern is even faster.)
Or maybe it was because my sweet mother sent me the yarn along with the pattern.  Enough yarn for two hats.  So that I can give someone a warm hug for their head and keep one for myself.  
The tweedy, stripy yarn was so great to work with.  A new color surprising me, knitting a subtle stripe into the hat.

Pattern:  Candide Sailor's Watch Cap (Love how they spelled purl.)
Yarn:  Berrroco Lodge
Needles:  size 10

A two hour delay this morning because of the temperatures dropping below zero.  I've been hoping for that email that tells us that they cancelled school.  I have my hot coffee.  Three sleeping children.  And a hat to knit.

Happy Wednesday!

15 comments:

Rose said...

Very pretty, and it agree about the satisfaction of creating something pretty and useful with our hands; such a wonderful feeling.

Amy at love made my home said...

I love the colours! xx

kathy b said...

I would have thought it was NORO. the color way is gorgeous. I need to knit myself a hat..hmmmm

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Wonderful color combination.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Is it Redwood #7422?

Hilary said...

Just wonderful! I love knits like that.

Anna Conway said...

Really cute hat!

Suzanne said...

Two hour delay, cold temps, knitting and sleeping kids. I had something similar on Tuesday.

Not only is it sometimes more than a hat, sometimes it's all in the name of the hat. I can see myself making this for my husband. His dad was a merchant marine. It would be a nice connection. Indeed, it's a pearl of a pattern. :-)

a friend to knit with said...

hi denise! it's #7446, crater lake! xx

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Thanks!

pzi236 said...

Thanks! This may just be the yarn I need to get my knitting mojo back!

Kristyn Knits said...

love your words...and your hat. xo

SapphireBlue said...

Sometimes, it's just nice to relax and just knit and not have to keep referring back to the pattern. Great job!

Kepanie said...

This looks like a great, warm yarn to wear. I've never seen this line of Berocco before.

Lizy Tish said...

Pretty hat!