Hat Mania

The first week back to work is always professional development workshops. This is also known as me sitting in a cafeteria somewhere listening to lectures about things like behavior management, stuttering, selective mutism…etc. As interesting as these topics can be, I needed to keep my hands busy. There were 5 days and 6 hours of lectures. Let’s just say I was churning out about a hat a day. Here are some of the finished ones:

This is a baby hat made from leftovers. The blue is an acrylic yarn I found awhile ago at Michael’s and the yellow is Cascade 220 Sport in Daffodil.

I gained inspiration for this one from Pinterest. It is called the Zelda Cloche (Interweave Knits).  I liked the color contrast and button detail featured in the image. I kind of eyeballed the pattern and here is my finished result. I did follow the contrast ribbing, but I made a button flap rather than loop.  All I need now is the perfect button.

I  love the color of this yarn. The remind me of the gelato we kept seeing all over Croatia. It is Plymouth’s Encore Colors Self Striping (color 7511). This is a nice acrylic/wool blend that is perfect for those who can’t stand/manage to hand wash knits.

I find hats to be the best thing to work on during long meetings. I use a circular needle so there is no need to worry about needles rolling places. I generally pick patterns that don’t require a ton of focus or a chart that I need to reference often. And finally, hats are small and portable so no need to worry about space.

Until Next Time






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