I finished knitting this hat a few weeks ago, posted it on flickr and only just now realized I forgot to mention it here. It’s a big slouchy hat that I made from a pattern in a Japanese knitting book (Sweet Hand Knitted, ISBN 9784529047753) I got last Christmas. Once I deciphered the pattern, the knitting was fast and easy. I found this PDF super helpful in understanding the pattern. I used a little less than one skein of Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool–quite possibly the softest yarn ever–leftover from a sweater I knit my dad last Christmas. The yarn is pretty soft and springy so I didn’t quite get the stitch definition I wanted, but this hat is so soft and warm I don’t really mind. I see this getting a lot of wear this winter.
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