I finished another Sockhead Hat! It's a free pattern on Ravelry and the second one I've made.
I love it! It's comfortable, easy, looks great on, and it's a great pattern for multi-colored sock yarn.
This one is made from yarn that was dyed by a friend of mine at Inner Yarn Zen. This colorway is called, "Finley". I love the browns and blues (more turquoise in person). Hubby loved the colors too and was excited when I started knitting a hat for him with it. It was fun to watch the turquoise spiral up as I knitted it. Then, it started to pool in these really cool shapes. It's looks a little like tie-dye.
This pattern has a wide four inch band of ribbing that folds over nicely.
It works great to keep ears warm. The sock yarn makes the hat comfortable and not bulky.
I used a size two, circular needle and a set of double points to knit it.
The pattern creates a slouchy hat. I made this one a little less slouchy for hubby.
When it's on him, it doesn't have much slouch. He's at work right now though.
So, I used my handy dandy glass head for a model.
I weighed the hat and the leftover yarn and I was excited to see that the hat took exactly half.
That means I have plenty to make another hat for me or something else in these pretty colors.