This was the beginning of my little project. I saw this yarn during a trip that my sister and I made to our local Hobby Lobby store awhile back. (If you are a relative and follow me on Facebook, you will remember that was back when Janette and I randomly screamed "Hobby Lobby" back and forth in our comments......yes, we finally got to go!).
Janette saw me eye-balling this yarn and she said she was going to buy it for me as part of a late birthday present. Yay!
I worked on it for what seemed like a couple of weeks off and on. Usually, I try to finish a hat in 2-3 days but since it was for me, I took my time. Here is the hat just as I was decreasing to close it up at the top (which, by the way, is my least favorite part of knitting a hat in the first place). That is probably why I took this picture. I needed a break from decreasing (Did I mention that decreasing makes me nervous?) Anyway, this photo clearly shows that I'm on the home stretch.
Hooray! It's done. The hat turned out to be thinner than I had thought but none the less, I still love it. It matches my coat. I actually had a lot of yarn left on the skein when I was done so I decided to make me a matching scarf.
I only have about 4 or 5 inches of the scarf done but it's getting there. Hey, at this rate, I'll have it done by summer!
I'll probably have to buy another skein of the matching yarn so it looks like another trip to Hobby Lobby is at hand!
If you are interested in the pattern I used for this hat, you can do like I did and learn by watching this video from the Knit Picks website.