This weekend, I cast off my Sockhead Hat, and I am so happy with it. A friend through my knitting circle has made several of these, and I can understand why.
Firstly, it’s comfortable and oh-so-cute. I’ve worn it every morning since completing it.
Secondly, it’s a mindless pattern. Four inches of 2×2 ribbing, then nine inches of stockinette. The pattern describes it as “great TV, travel or zen knitting,” and it is. It is a wonderful project for picking up when you want to turn the brain off. The ribbing did get tedious after a few inches, but once the stockinette section started, it was round after round of good ol’ knit stitch.
The yarn I used is Manos del Uruguay Alegría in the Night Sky (402-A) colourway. If you haven’t knit with this yarn before, go now and buy some! It’s soft and gauzy, and the company is a non for profit organization, created in 1968 to provide with jobs to the rural women in their hometowns in Uruguay. The tags tell you who dyed your yarn. My ‘Yarn Artisan’ was Graciela. A fabulous yarn going towards a fabulous cause. Win-win.
I’m already itching to cast on another hat, one that could be gifted away, because the pattern was just that great of a knit. It’s a simple hat, simple pattern, and a great go-to project.
What’s been keeping you busy these days?