The stitch pattern in an interesting lace repeat that is easy to complete and remember. Because the yarn is so fluffy, it knits up super fast. I knitted it in a few hours on Friday night and finished up the decrease section the next morning. I did leave off one garter stitch section as suggested in the pattern if you don't want such a deep hat. It used a little more than the 50% of the skein noted in the pattern and I used a size 8 needle because I'm a loose knitter.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The Amanda Hat
I received this pattern in my swap package. It was designed by Gina House. (I got a chuckle out of our names be so close. I always tell people that you pronounce my last name by rhyming it with House.) Along with the pattern came a skein of Malabrigo in the color Stone Blue. I love this yarn. It is a super soft merino that feels like heaven in your hands. Knitting up the hat reminded me that I have some of this yarn to make a simple cozy pullover sweater. Might have to move that up on the list!!!!