Seriously, the weather in New England is absolutely crazy. One day it is in the 80s; the next day it is in the 50s and clammy. In shear self defense, I have taken to knitting almost exclusively hats and baby items. What do all of you do?
Pattern: Sunflower Tam by Norah Gaughan
Pattern Source: Knitting Nature
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in color 814
Needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Can I just say how much I love this book? Honestly I bought it sort of suspecting that I would never knit anything from it, but as I was flipping through it recently for inspiration I was totally stuck by this hat.
Unfortunatley I don't think I quite have the confidence to wear such a thing, but fortunately my daughter does. She loved it, and immediately started digging through the stash to pick out some yarn with which I could make it.
And I am really happy to report that is is really fun to knit too. I had a little trouble figuring out the instructions for RT, but it wasn't that bad by trial and error. And I am not sure how much better it could have been worded. I think I just had to see it to understand.
By the way, blocking a tam on a plate is the best idea ever. I am not sure where I first heard of this idea, but it is awesome. Sorry, there are no pictures of it on child, she ran off with it as soon as it was done blocking.