Well, it took more time than I thought, but I finally finished! I’m still in the early learning stages of knitting, and am not nearly as comfortable doing that as I am crochet, but I really wanted to do a pretty hat for my girls.
This is the Little Fair Isle Hat From Purl Bee.
I used a cream colored Alpaca yarn with a multicolored sock yarn for this hat. I really like how it came out. It’s a pretty simple pattern, especially for a pattern with multiple colors. This is a picture of my 8 year old wearing it just after I finished. I still needed to block the hat.
I washed the hat by hand in the sink, and wow, the alpaca was dirty! I thought it would be since there was a bit of hay and grass in the yarn that I had to pick out as I went. Once I rinsed the hat and removed the excess water, I placed it on my glass mannequin head, shaped it, and it will stay there until it’s completely dried.
Now, I followed the pattern exactly. I would change a couple things about this next time around…
- I would pick a slightly larger yarn. It would fill out the stitches better for a more solid look.
- The colored yarn would be more tonal, meaning all one color, but in different shades, rather than the multiple colors.
- I need better stitch markers. I used ones that were a bit too big, and I was always afraid that I would break one while moving the stitches around.
Not too bad. I hope to keep up with my “resolution” to finish 52 projects this year.