It's been hats, hats and more hats around here, meaning no other WIPs have seen much attention for the past week and a half. I decided to make up some hats to sell at the Farm Store, and finished two Cozy Cabled Toques (I think I have made at least ten of this pattern now!) which I left off without photographing, and another plain rolled brim hat, shown in the picture below. On the needles is the second version of Coronet, a pattern that appeared in Knitty several years ago (the first version ended up ripped back to the cabled band because I read the instructions, decided they must be wrong and proceeded wilfully along to almost completion before I saw the error of my ways... still happens sometimes). Coronet is being worked up in some Lambs Pride worsted that I dyed with cranberries back last winter, and the multicolor yarn was in my stash, long-ago separated from its identifying tag.
I like the feel of the mystery yarn better than the cranberry, but then both of these hats will be for other wearers, so in the long run it doesn't matter all that much.
Coronet is an interesting double (and warm) headband that leads into a stockinette hat... I will post a finished photo soon.
All of this hat frenzy led me to making one for myself, especially after I stumbled upon this blog. I fell in love with the possibility of a lacy beret, and pored over all of the Ravelry entries for Porom before deciding to make mine in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light... in pumpkin (it is actually lighter than it appears in the photo)! I know, this is not a color you have seen me use much, but it is actually rather flattering with my hair grown out the multi-colored hues it has become, and wears well with all of my favorite brown wardrobe items.
Jared Flood's pattern is fun to knit and the yarn is a delight to feel sailing through my fingers. I predict that my other lingering WIPs won't have to wait too long for some attention, as both of these hats are making up quickly.
Then, it will be back to business as usual as I work on adding to the Circle Vest from last week's spinning efforts and towards finishing up February Lady. There are a few too many WIPs lingering around Slate Range Camp, and I better starting taking them in hand!
Last minute addendum...
you have got to go and check out this contest and all the cool videos that have been entered!
You can also have a chance to enter to win one of these three fabulous quilts... a great start to a late fall weekend!