Monday, February 23, 2009
Chocolate Icing Swirl Hat
Pattern: Icing Swirl Hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Decadence in the Chocolate colorway (one skein)
Needles: Size 11
This pattern is part of Whimsical Little Knits, a collection by Ysolda Teague. The patterns are becoming available one by one as downloads, but the entire collection will then be made into a book and I'll receive a copy of that as well.
I spent two days knitting this on size 10 needles last weekend, then ripped it out and spent the next day knitting it again on size 11s. Good thing it was a long weekend. It's a fun pattern and the hat is cute, but I was pretty disappointed to see how it looked on me. I'm becoming convinced that I shouldn't wear bulky yarn on my head. My inclination is to frog it and use the yarn for mittens instead, but every time I put it on, Eric smiles at me and says "You look so cute in that hat!" So, I don't know. Maybe I'll keep it around for a while. What do you think?