Presenting...The Brattleboro Hat!!!
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted
Purchased at: Temptations
Needles : #8
Made for: Dublin Sip and Knit KAL (but really...for me!)
Date Started: 8/9/10
Date Finished: 8/13/10
Yays: Where to start? This is a really easy pattern that works up quickly and looks more complicated than it really is. The yarn is heavenly to knit with, and I have about a half skein leftover that I'm thinking will become a matching cowl. I'm also thrilled that I was able to use vintage buttons from the family button box on this project. They're a little bigger than what the directions call for, but I like 'em anyway! And while it is a little big on my Head Dummy, the hat fits my head perfectly.
Nays: None, really. My biggest challenge with this project was blocking the band without killing it. I've been blocking lacy shawls all summer, so I'm in the habit of really pulling. After I soaked the band, I actually had to push it in a bit to keep it the right size. It kept wanting to grow an inch or two, and I was a little nervous till it dried.
Happy weekend everyone!