Autumn! I was singing it’s praises earlier this month. I’m still thinking happy seasonal thoughts. For one thing it’s knitting season again! With a nip in the air it’s time to pull out my warm woolies. I’m a knitter, fall is the perfect excuse for putting something new on the needles.
This month I discovered a new yarn, Classic Elites’ Liberty Wool. It comes in lots of terrific variegated colorways. I’m a sucker for yarn that changes color on it’s own and saves me the trouble. I couldn’t decide which one color to get so I bought two balls and started alternating colors for a hat. I got so interested seeing what the next color change would bring to my emerging hat that I got carried away.
Soon my hat was much bigger than I had intended. But I tried it on. Surprise! It was a fun slouchy hat. Not only that, it was reversible. And I could still wear it as a beanie if I flipped up the rim, making it double thick over my ears, a nice bonus. I liked my new hat so much I bought two more colors of Liberty Wool and cast on again. Ta-da, another funky, fun hat. By then I had several yards leftover. I wondered what a kid size hat would look like. I cast on again and tried my hand at a pee wee version. Fun times.
Knit Lessons: 5 lessons I’ve learned from my hats:
- Enthusiasm run amok can surprise you with lovely outcomes.
- Redeeming a mistake is sometimes easier than you think.
- Knitting for the sheer pleasure of the activity is great fun.
- New ideas can come from mistakes.
- Christmas knitting can start in September!
You can learn from my mistake! I’d love to share my pattern with you: Slouchy Bee Hive Hat. Who knows you may discover a few things of your own when you knit one.