This knitting project (Snoflinga Hat) has been on my needles for way longer than it should have been! What else is new?! I did finally commit to finishing it the other day on a road trip for Easter. I had stumbled in getting it started because my interchangeable needle set didn’t have a cord for a 16″ circular. Bummer. So I ordered some in the sizes I needed and it was super slick. I had tried starting on dpns, but then I just gave up and went for the circulars.
I did go down a needle size for the hat. I think I knit fairly loose in the round, and was too lazy to do a swatch. Plus my head is small. 🙁 So I also ended up adjusting the height of each segment of the design, thankfully that was easy enough to do.
This is made with Loft and I really liked using it after I got in a few rounds. I love the natural feel of it and the subtle variations of color. I had purchased this pattern so long ago and was so kindly reminded of it when I taught at Nido last spring. They had a gorgeous green sample knit up! Actually the whole Nido shop was pretty darn inspiring, it’s great to see and touch knit projects in real life. I simultaneously had a deer in the headlights kind of look, too. So many great things to make!
It’s been a crazy spring here if you can call it that, we’re due for snow today and chilly stuff all weekend. I’ll be wearing my new hat to the girls’ soccer games for sure!
ps. I also learned how to crochet a chain for this hat! It’s weird that I never have tried crochet yet, my mom claims she made a lot of crochet blankets back in the day.
I almost forgot to mention that I added black leather handles to my shop! I’ll be adding more and restocking the other colors this weekend, so if you don’t find what you need be sure to check back soon. Thank you!