Friday, August 31, 2012

FO Friday: Hat of Surprise

Here's a completely-finished hat that I never once mentioned on this blog! What happened is I wanted something simple to knit on the train (a friend of ours was visiting, so I knew I'd have lots of extra train-knitting time for the duration of their stay!). I noticed that Veera Välimäki's Little Things had been lurking in my queue for quite some time and realized it would be the perfect way to use my remaining Road to China Light from the Tree of Life Cowl I made earlier this summer.

If you're looking for a quick knit and don't mind a lot of garter and stockinette (I certainly don't), this is the project for you! I whipped this hat out in five days; the hardest part was finding the perfect buttons to complete the project. Considering the ridiculous button stash I've accumulated in the past few years, it would be reasonable to expect that choosing buttons would be the easiest part of the project-finishing process. NOT SO! I pored over my stash for probably an hour, looking for the perfect buttons to use. Finally, I remembered an auxiliary button stash in my office, which is where these pretty green buttons were found.

I don't think words will suffice when trying to describe how soft this yarn is. It's like a cloud wrapping around your head - sorry, that's the best I can do! I was warned that this particular yarn was quite addictive, and that is proving to be the case. It's unavoidable that more skeins will be finding their way into my stash.

Pattern: Little Things by Veera Välimäki (free!)
Yarn: The Fibre Company Road to China Light in Carnelian
Needles: Knitter's Pride Special Interchangeables (Nova tips from Webs Yarn Store)
Modifications: None!