Leaves Long Beanie

Pattern: Leaves Long Beanie by Melissa LaBarre (my project: Leaves Long)
Yarn: Caron Vickie Howell Sheep(ish)
Colorway: Turquoise(ish0
Needles: US 5 & 7 circular needles
Dates: May 16 to July 5, 2013
Skills: Basic knit & purl, decreases, increases (yarnovers), and following a lace chart

Notes: Ughhhhhh, this hat tooooook forevah. The pattern was great but the combination of lace and this yarn and me was a horrible decision. Horrible. The yarn was splity and horrible when it came to doing decreases and fixing any mistakes. It was not fun to work on at all, so it took FOREVER. BUT, it came out really cute. The color is great, it’s washable and I think it’s going to look great on my friend Rachelle!

Cute, right? I really like the way this hat came out in the end. If I ever make it again, I’ll probably use something like Cascade 220 or Wool of the Andes and on smaller needles because it came out a little slouchier than I expected.

Oh, this pattern came out of a book called Weekend Hats: 25 knitted caps, berets, cloches, and more. Great book! There are a ton of great patterns and tips and techniques notes. If you are a hat knitter, this book is for you. Buy it and go nuts.


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