For Christmas, my in-laws gave me a copy of Weekend Hats. Swoon! I cast on and finished this sweet little hat in less than a week — I found the pattern absolutely addictive. My middlest son was kind enough to model for me … but I think this hat will be for ME, thank you very much :).
Project: Sea Drift Toque
Pattern: Drift Toque
Designer: Jocelyn Tunney
Available: in Weekend Hats ($15.30 on Amazon.com)
Yarn: Happy Feet DK in #52
This hat has a really cool construction! It’s worked sideways from a provisional cast on. The cables sidle back and forth using increases and decreases (hidden by the reverse stockinette), and the crown shaping is accomplished with short rows. I’m great at hiding short rows on the stockinette side — looks like I could use some practice hiding them on reverse stockinette too. At the end, the large graft is a bit of a bug-a-boo, but totally do-able. I only had to undo stitches once, and that was only 10 or so.