This was the first time I’ve used a bulky weight yarn for a hat and I wasn’t sure I’d like the final result. It’s Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and I *love* the color (barley) and enjoyed knitting with the yarn. And one thing about it, knitting with big yarn means you finish a project very fast!
So when my lovely model (husband!) and I headed outside for the photo shoot he told me that this is the most comfortable hat I’ve made – and said that without any prompting from me! I did tell him I’d make one for him since all these hats were for charity and I’m a little embarrassed I haven’t knit a hat for him yet.
The pattern is by Crazy Aunt Purl and is called the Brangelina Hat. I bought the yarn at Michael’s, of course using a 40% off coupon. I think this pattern and yarn might be my “go to” combo for hats for charity going forward.
A note about personal goals/quotas – I had said at the first of the year that I planned to knit a hat a month to donate to the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner in OKC to follow in my mom’s footsteps. Of course when you say something like that life will happen and I’ve only gotten 4 done so far. But here’s the thing about personal goals/quotas – even if you don’t make the number you hoped for, there will still be 4 people that will be a little warmer this year with my hats. I’ve looked at this several different ways and it all comes out good to me. I’ll try again next year for more. :)
And in case you want a reminder, here’s the previous 3 hats I knit: