My little pink knitting project is now finished!
Originally my intention was to make this for me, but it ended up being a tad small. So lucky Ellie received this as a Valentine's Day gift! I love this hat pattern - it can be sized for children or adults & is nothing more than a simple rib stitch.
I like the pattern so much, I am making one for myself, as well as one for my husband as a birthday gift. He got to pick what color & he requested chartreuse & grey. Upon some clarification, he actually wanted bright yellow & dark grey (I guess in the fishing world they call neon yellow "chartreuse", not to be confused with the common yellow/green "chartreuse"). So after scratching my head a bit, I was able to find this hand dyed yarn from Another Crafty Girl:
This is definitely more manly than what I normally keep in my stash.
So, now I just have to swatch - which I wish I could just avoid altogether :) I'm also going to swatch in the round this time - I don't think Jon will want a miniature version like my pink hat ;) Note to self - no more flat swatches for knitting in the round!!
Before I go, since most of them got snatched up, I have added some new Color Wheel bundles to my shop, as well as a few brand new patterns I'm destashing. I know I'm not going to get around to sewing any clothes anytime soon, so they need a new home :) Also, I will have some new fabrics in the shop sometime this week.
PS For those who are interested, the Family Ribbed Hats pattern I used can be found in Joelle Hoverson's great book, More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Enjoy!