Guys, I knit a hat!
In the middle of August, when it was nice and toasty here in NYC, I decided to go to an even hotter Florida, and I thought, "You know what? I should knit a hat while I'm there."
(Side note: When I saw the pictures, I was like, "Gahhh, why didn't you tell me my collar was popped?" And the bf responded. "You always do weird stylish things. I've stopped trying to point them out." Thanks, I guess?)
So I took a ball of yarn and tons of different sized needles to Florida and set about experimenting to come up with a pattern for my new hat.
I really wanted to make a lace pattern, but I was concerned about the holes being a bit chilly during winter. My sister, the queen of slouchy hats, assured me lace was fine so here you have the end result!
I'm really happy with how it came out. It was surprisingly easy, and it makes me want to knit up a whole bunch of hats - but as someone who rarely remembers to put objects on my head when I go out, I'm not sure that's the best idea. But maybe if I start to make them I'll start to wear them?
(Or maybe if it's abnormally cold again this year, I'll remember to bundle up!)
And, of course, I'm giving away a copy of the knitting pattern here on my blog.
Just leave a comment (and a way for me to get in touch with you) telling me what you're knitting for the holidays (if anything!) and you're entered. You can only enter once (duplicate comments will not count as duplicate entries). The giveaway ends November 9th at 11:59pm EST.
If you just can't wait and want to buy it now, I'm offering the pattern at 50% off for a week (until the 7th of October). Use the code HappyHalloween at checkout, either at ravelry or at We All Knit Here.
If you recall, I mentioned earlier this year that I'm planning on offering knitting courses on my knitting site, We All Knit Here. While I've had some delays in getting that whole shebang up and running, it IS still going ahead, and if you pop over there, you can enter to win the video course for this lovely hat. The course will include the PDF pattern, instructions for reading patterns, ribbing, knitting lace, everything you need to know!, and easy access to me, in case you have any questions.
I know most of you lovelies know how to knit already, but if you've been wanting a new hobby or if you only know the basics, then my course could be really helpful and get you on your way to becoming an amazing knitter!
And just for fun, here's a shot of me suffering in the heat so I could get a couple photo sessions out of the way at once. Remember my prairie skirt? ;-) (Ooh, last minute costume idea since I'm not finished sewing my current costume idea maybe???)
Shirt: My Design
Skirt: My Design
Jacket: The Gap