Alpaca Hat

Alpaca HatIn the midst of my knitting on Klaralund, I made a quick hat. The pattern was my own, based on reading lots of hat patterns out there.

Yarn: Plymouth Yarns Baby Alpaca Grande in colorway 2050.

Pattern: A simple roll-brim hat, ending with a LONG 3-stitch I-cord tied into two knots.

I made this on the plane as Amy and I were headed to Minneapolis for my father’s retirement party. It took just about the entire plane ride (3 hours) to knit up. Easy! The only problems I’ve had with it are that it was a little loose to begin with (although you should have seen my FIRST attempt at it) and that it’s stretched out since then. Fortunately, a cup of coffee jumped onto it the other day and it needs to be washed. Hopefully that’ll tighten the stitches again.

This hat looks really good with my new L.L. Bean winter jacket, which is destined to be one of those jackets I wear until my mother looks at it with disdain in eight years and says something to the effect of, “Isn’t it time you got a new jacket?” It also looks nice with my dark grey wool peacoat.

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