My friend, Tra’Cee, wanted a me to knit her a hat.
Me: What kind?
T: Surprise me.
Fancy Tiger hosted a Holiday Pop Up shop for a few local vendors. I picked up this skein of DK weight Merino dyed by Heather of The Lemonade Shop (link to her Etsy shop). I saw a sample knit of the Sleep Season Slouch Hat in the store and thought it’d be great for Tra’Cee. And the pattern is a free download.
For Christmas, we opted to drive to Ohio rather than fly. The cost for 4 plane tickets were just too much – that’s what I get for waiting to even look for plane tickets – so we packed the car and headed east. Which meant LOTS OF KNITTING TIME. I knitted up Tra’Cee’s hat all the way through Kansas and part of Missouri.
The pattern is pretty simple and a great one for beginning knitters.
I had a bit of yarn leftover and was able to squeak out a skull cap. Which I’m going to keep. Modeled below by my little guy.