My daughter fell in love with a hat on Etsy and wanted to know if I could make it for her ... so as a famous knitter once said, I unvented it!!! I made it a little different from the designer on etsy. I first unearthed a headband pattern from Vogue Knitting Fall 1984: which is basically a fisherman rib band. Then I made a garter stitch rectangle with two pleats in the middle (I stole the pleat from Norah Gaughan 6 tank Comment) and attached it to the headband. I used one skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in black
It came out great, but I still have a little guilt about stealing the idea. Here is the finished product:
Yeah! It came out cute!
Speaking of Norah Gaughan, I finally finished Heron. Another stash complication. I had about 12 skeins of Jo Sharp Silkroad Ultra in colorway Elm from my sister-in-law Wendy's rescued stash, and I got almost 5/8 of the way through the sweater when I ran out. I found 5 more skeins on Ebay but wouldn't you know the dye lot was slightly darker. So the back peplum and the collar look slightly off to the trained eye but I've had no complaints. It came out great. Another successful Norah Gaughan completion:
Take care, Sue