Pulling out the Concentric Stripes Cardigans yesterday reminded me – I always meant to make coordinating hats to go with them! So last night I went digging in my yarn and found a skein of the same green yarn I used in the cardigans, did a swatch and a few calculations, and started knitting.
It’s just a simple rolled brim beanie to begin with, and at first that type of knitting is quite pleasurable. It’s nice to relax, forget about details, and just knit and knit and knit. Of course, a few inches in I get bored and start measuring after each round, wondering when it will be long enough to start the decreases, but fortunately that didn’t take long. (And I wonder why I make so few sweaters. Seriously. I have the attention span of a squirrel sometimes.) Anyway, I made it nice and big so they can wear it through the next few months, and I finished most of the hat. I’ll probably add the embellishments and start on the second one tonight.
Tommy is so thrilled.