I went and made myself a hat!
I’m calling this hat “Mood Lifter.” I bought the yarn last Friday after a terrible, rotten, no-good day. It was my first yarn purchase for myself in, ummmmmm, over a year…
The yarn itself is a lovely, lofty, single-ply, barely-spun merino and cashmere blend. It was lovely to work with, and the hat is light and warm – I can barely feel it on my head.
The pattern was well-written, easy to follow and interesting enough that I looked forward to finishing but simple enough that I could work on it while watching teevee or enjoying a beer/glass of wine/cocktail. That being said, there are a few errors in the final product: they stem directly from my strong dislike of Kitchener stitch and my *ahem* inability to count.