I haven't forgotten about my blog. In fact, I visit blogger often and visit blogs. I've even been wanting to post. But, I just haven't been into it. I've been feeling down lately which is unusual for me. And, I just can't seem to get focused and find a direction for anything. I guess you could say I'm waffling between ideas and goals, things to do, places to go, how to handle certain things...and on and on. I guess that makes this accomplishment perfect...it's called the "Waffle Hat".
It was a free pattern on Ravelry. It was super easy, quick, fun and I love the results.
It's super soft and squishy because of the waffly texture.
And, I love how the colors in the yarn spiraled up from bottom to top.
I made one change to the pattern. The pattern says to cast on 76 but
I felt that would make it way too small. I ended up knitting it with a cast on of 88
and it's perfect. It fits great on me or my husband and it's super comfy. I love it!
I followed the rest of the pattern exactly and couldn't be happier. The 12 rows of ribbing
are perfect for turning up. The length of the hat is perfect as a slouchy hat when the ribbing is left down. And, I love how the waffle pattern continued all the way up to the top through the decreases.
I had a hard time capturing the colors accurately in photos.
The photos above were taken outside on a cloudy day. The photo below is taken inside.
The actual colors are somewhere in between.
The yarn is Beroco Vintage Colors in color 5222. So pretty!
I used a size 8, 16" circular needle and size 8 double point needles to make this hat.