I’ve been meaning to share this hat I knit for my friend for her birthday, in September. (My, how the time flies!) My aunt gave me two skeins of this beautiful wool yarn for my 30th birthday. I loved the color so much (!) and decided to save one skein to knit something for myself and use the other skein to knit a hat for my friend because I knew she’d love the color too. I searched for hat patterns on Ravelry and immediately one pattern called out to me, Kathleen by Jane Richmond, and made me think of her. I hadn’t done a cabling project in awhile and I enjoyed getting into the rhythm of this pattern. (Since my friend gets on Ravelry, I was super sneaky (ha!) and named my project ‘Her Hat’ so that I could write down my notes without her knowing the hat was for her. Not really so sneaky, but it worked because she was surprised.) I was glad I finished it in time for her birthday, and the end result was a cozy hat. My friend wears it all the time (it looks quite excellent with her turquoise earrings) and I’ve been meaning to snap a picture, but wanted to share it here in the meantime.
P.S. Waste not! Bracken’s friend was due for a new hat for their birthday and I used some handspun grey wool yarn, along with the rest of the skein leftover from my friend’s hat to finish this fun striped hat. It was my first time knitting this pattern and it’s called Be Loving by Melissa Simpson. (It’s a free pattern on Raverly.) I love knitting gifts and I love using up every bit of yarn to boot!