This is the Plucky Knitter Season Pass hat I knit for my sister in law this past holiday. I really wanted to stick closely to one of the color stories presented in the original pattern because I thought the intended wearer would appreciate it based on her style and dress.
This was yet another entirely stash busting project, which I love. The only issue? Even though I selected worsted weight yarns, they were all different kinds and I think it drastically effected the height of my hat. It was SO tall–and I’m a fan of tall hats. I didn’t check my guage because I never do with hats. As it grew, I realized if I completed the decreases as the pattern called for, the hat would be unwieldy. I fudged the top; decreasing every round instead of every other. The result is more elfish than I had hoped for (that’s my lingo for pointy at the top) but I think it’s cute anyways. I’d definitely explore and consider what I could do to make this hat a better size next time around.
Stash busting projects are fun for experimentation. Knit up using bits of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the purple mystery colorway, some Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in woodsmoke, and Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in espadrilles.
Should I take another pass at this hat?