Don’t look now, but I actually have knitting to report on what was once a knitting blog!
Meet Oscar the Slouch.
Pattern: The very prettily named Felicity hat is a very simple, quick knit. I didn’t change a thing!
Yarn: Now, you’ll understand how I went from a nice, feminine pattern name to a rather out of character Sesame Street name for my project. The yarn is Creatively Dyed‘s Pan Yard in Oscar. Pan Yard doesn’t seem to be in Ravelry’s database yet, but it’s a nice wool-silk blend that I couldn’t resist. (It also isn’t on the shop’s website right now either. Guess everyone else snatched it all up at the fall fiber festivals!)
Verdict: Loved the project. Delighted with the results. I’m not at all sure it is the hat I intended to make for my weekend and play wear, but I love the colors, so I’ll be keeping it!
I do want a hat for DAILY wear, but given my rather untamed locks, I’m thinking I’ll try A Better Bucket next.
Do you wear hats in the winter? If so, what style? When? I could wear this to play with the dogs or to work in the yard, but my hair wouldn’t be fit to be seen without the hat afterwards. The individual strands are fine, but there are LOTS of them, and each has a wavy, frizzy mind of its own, so I need something with a looser fit if I’m going to have to take my hat off in public…