For Christmas, I made my sister the Katie Beret, which was rather appropriate seeing as her name is Katie. Here it is, finished (although it’s my head being the model):
It became a lesson in being mindful of yardage, not just weight, when buying yarn. The yarn I initially bought was Indigodragonfly’s DK Matter in the Patina Fey Colourway. Yes, it was the DK weight I needed, but a few rounds into the main body pattern, I realized I may not have the yardage I needed to finish the hat. I took a deep breath, suppressed the sobs, and ripped.
A day or so afterwards, I bought a new skein, this time Malabrigo Arroyo yarn, a sport weight with enough yardage to finish the hat.
Frogging is always such sweet sorrow.