I have finished a couple of hats, both of which I have been meaning to get round to for ages.
I love slouchy hats and lost my favourite one last year. So before the weather gets any colder I wanted to make another one. I already had the perfect yarn. It is the beautiful pale grey Lana Gatto Class. It is 80% extra fine merino wool and 20% angora. Wow. Honestly, I have never used such a soft yarn. The bonus is that even though it is fluffy it is fairly easy to unravel if you make a mistake (like I repeatedly did!). The pattern is the slouchy hat by Jan Wise from Ravelry.
The second hat is the R2D2 hat. The pattern was from a Star Wars craft book. I used 100% acrylic yarn so that it will be ‘roughy toughy’ enough for kids to use. The pattern is for an adult size hat, but I used dk wool (American=Sport Weight) and a 3.75mm hook and it came out just right for my 9 year old.
Next hat project is the Hat Most Likely to Succeed for my husband. I have to wait to see if I get new circular needles for Christmas, though, before I start that project. Fingers crossed!
If anyone wants to keep up with any of my projects and work in progress you can find me on ravelry.