This is the Lion toboggan hat pattern, in Red Heart multicoloured acrylic, the Monet colourway. I *love* all things Monet, and this hat and yarn are no exception.
This hat was interesting for a couple of reasons – the decreases to shape the crown are cunningly worked to keep the rib pattern from distorting, and I got to sew a seam!
This is the first seam I’ve worked since the best-not-discussed sweater I made for my father-in-law years ago, and I think it came out pretty well. Not good – but decent. As you can see below, the seam (center) is slightly distorted — I was stitching into the middle of the selvedge at first instead of right on the edge — but it’s not glaringly noticeable, and as soon as I corrected which stitches I was sewing into the distortion pretty much disappeared. Not bad for a second-first stab at it.
I still can’t get over how productive you are. Are you more than one person or just hyperactive?
Hyperactive! Well, with my needles anyways. I’m afraid that hyper-active needles tends to translate into a lot of sitting in one place.
The Monet is so pretty –
the women I work with are making baby hats for Warm the World – most of us knit or crochet, so we have a large carton of hats already!
Last year we did preemie hats. I cried while I knitted, just thinking of the tiny heads that were going to be warmed –