I made a hat. Surprise! I figured that after Charlie’s hoodie, Max was due for something warm. (We’re taking another trip into temperate weather for Thanksgiving, and after the chilling we got in Colorado, I’m trying to crank out the warm things.) I have five balls of green Swish that are just sitting up in my closet waiting to be made into a sweater for Max – I’ve been thinking Sherwood. I remember when that issue of Knitty came out, I saw that sweater and I wanted to make it for him so much. At the time, it was well outside of my knitting abilities (or, at least, confidence). It’s still a little daunting to me. I wanted to test the waters a little bit, and so I created a hat that used the cable pattern from the sweater.
I will admit to being impressed with myself. I made it out of Patons Classic Wool Merino, my first project with that particular yarn, and it was quite enjoyable to work with. (Although I felt like I was using toothpicks and floss, after the giant yarn and needles I used for that hoodie.) Max likes it very much, I think it looks good, it only cost like two dollars – um, if we don’t count the bamboo dpns that I purchased with it. Then it would be more like ten dollars. But those don’t count! I’ll be using them again. I have to say that I’ve really fallen in love with the bamboo, especially with a nice wool…mmm.
Anyway, I’m writing the pattern up right now, and so it might be available as early as tomorrow. I’ve taken a stab at resizing for toddler and adult (Max is pretty clearly out of toddler status now. 😥 I’ve been putting that one off for months now. Sniffle.) but please keep in mind that I’m not knitting up those sizes, I’ve just done some math.
Editing to add that the pattern is up! I hope you enjoy it, please let me know if you come across an error or problem.