Almost a year ago I knit my Fortnight Beret. Although I loved it, it sadly decided to grow a bit big after blocking. That's what I got for trying to block it over a plate. Oh well, the best part about knitting is your ability to "make it work" if you should choose to.
Since I had a rockin' cowl already, and the frogged matching yarn (yes I did frog that beret) I figured, try another hat. Oh..note to everyone, when frogging doubled yarn that is knit..have another person with you so you don't end up with like 4 little balls of yarn and tons of ends to weave in.
I saw the Sockhead hat and thought, yeah, that'll work. Fast forward many months later and here you are!
Don't think I'll wear it like this much, it's too heavy in the back and will fall off.
This is more like it!
So happy to be done! It took me forever! It was car knitting for a long while, and truthfully, knitting with size 2's on a hat wasn't something I looked forward to. In fact, it made my hands ache like I was knitting on cotton.
See the back, I got the blocking idea from Cristi, yeah the one whose knit like 3 of them...glutton for punishment or what...wait, she knits hers on size 4's...smart one she is ;)
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR Mediumweight in Bella Coola
US 2 circs, thankfully I found a 16" circ so I didn't magic loop all of it.
Mods-unwittingly, I only hat 140 sts instead of 144. I had no idea until the decrease row, after some maths...I ended up just skipping a decrease section. They went so much quicker than anything else.
Will I knit this again...not for a while and sure as hell not on size 2's again! It is a great use of a skein of sock yarn or heavier yarn, you know that single skein you bought for some reason ;)