Pattern: Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure of Bohoknits (my project: Evil Stepmother)
Yarn: Knit Picks Imagination
Colorway: Evil Stepmother (discontinued colorway)
Fiber Content: 50% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca and 25% Nylon
Needles: US 2 circular needles
Dates: January 14 to September 15, 2013
Skills: Knit, purl and decreases (k2tog)
Notes: You don’t need a whole bunch of knitting skills to make this hat happen, but what you do need is a ton of endurance. This hat is a marathon. It’s literally miles and miles and miles and miles of stockinette in the round. Miles. Be prepared to knit on this thing wherever you go, while watching all of your favorite tv shows and in your sleep. It really didn’t take me 8 months to make this hat – I put it down for quite a while – but it did take a long minute. The ribbing took longer than the body of the hat…miles of 2×2 ribbing.
The point of this pattern is to use a skein of sock yarn that you can’t bear to put on your feet as socks. I love the feel of this yarn, super soft and super cozy, but it’s a wool/alpaca/nylon blend. A blend that might be a tad too warm as socks in normal Los Angeles weather, even in the winter. But the colorway is super yummy, so a beanie it became.
After some nasty hot weather I can’t wait for it to cool down (not get cold, just cool down a tad – let’s not get crazy). A little hat weather is always welcomed after a string of 80 to 90 degree back-to-back days. Blah.
Me in my new beanie.
I look shady as shit. Shifty eyes. I would keep an eye on me.