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Monday, August 17, 2020

The First Hat


Longtime readers of this blog may know that occasionally I'll go on a hat kick. I love knitting hats—they're small, portable, endlessly customizable, and generally quick to knit—and generally when I have the hankering, just one hat isn't going to cut it. So on Friday afternoon, when I felt the start of a hat kick stirring in my brain, I grabbed some skeins from the stash, wound them up, and sorted  through some patterns.

This one is Beanie Lines, by Danielle Lewis, knit in some gorgeous hand painted sock yarn that's been in my stash for years. I'm holding it double, and I love how the colors are working up—it reminds me of kelp, or a magical secret grotto. It's very nearly finished, and I've already started the second hat of this kick (I don't know how long it will go for, but I pulled out yarn for five hats total).

This week is my LAST WEEK before my classes start! I have grad school orientation on Wednesday afternoon, and library school orientation on Saturday. All my textbooks have arrived, I have shiny new notepads, and my wall calendar is hung up and ready for me to start filling in due dates. I'm starting to get a little nervous about how I'll balance everything, but I've been planning for months, so hopefully I'm as prepared as possible! 


  1. I love a good hat kick. I've been thinking of frogging an old hat with a small hole in it that I never wore much and reworking it into something I might actually love. What's your favorite yarn weight for knitting hats?

  2. Great hat and yarn! Such pretty colors. Good luck with school.