Following yesterday’s post, I spent a significant amount of time looking for a suitable hat to knit. I had an idea of what I wanted (a hat like what Snoopy wears in winter scenes in the Peanuts comic strip) but not what it might be called. I swear, the worst part of knitting so far is learning all this new jargon.
What I settled on is this hat, which is a longer slouch-style hat that seems to be very flexible. Even though the designer has it laid out in four different stripes, I think I’m going to stick to just two yarns and probably do more than four stripes. I guess that means my final product will be “inspired by” Scoops.
I don’t exactly have much in the way of leftover yarn yet, so I chose one of my favorite colorways of Lily Sugar’n Cream (Over the Rainbow) as well as some solid white. Those will pair nicely, and now it’s just a matter of knitting the stripes to my satisfaction.
Last night, I cast on, knit the 15-row ribbed cuff, and completed the purl row and first three knit rows after that. It’s an incredibly fast knit so far, and I’m pleased to say that it’s actually going to fit my head!
My plan is, once this hat is complete, I will return to the blue wrap. I think my brain just needed a breather from it before I could restart it successfully.