My main goals for this month’s hat were to use up more of my synthetic hand-me-down yarns and to practice stranded colorwork (in hopes that someday I can feel confident enough to knit a whole sweater—maybe like this one.) The end result is a hat I don’t personally want—the style doesn’t suit me and, although the color is nice, I don’t care for acrylic yarn. But, my goals were met and it was a fun knit.
Pattern: Norwegian Star Earflap Hat (free)
Yarn: Brunswick Windrush in teal heather and off-white unknown acrylic
Needles: sz 8
Modifications: Removed one star pattern repeat out of fear of it being too big. Also knit the hat body first, then picked up and knit the earflaps later.
Final Verdict: Fun, but not my style. Passing it on to a friend if I can. I recommend going up a needle size when doing the color work.
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