Sometimes you just need a quick knit to give you that feeling of accomplishment. And I needed that.
I purposefully knit the hat long so it would cover my ears fully. Ended up a little longer than I intended but oh-well. Moving on. My Rav project page is here.
Pattern – Big Chunky Comfy Hat (Ravelry pattern here) from Erica Kempf-Broughton of Nomad Yarns (which is actually my local yarn shop). This is a beanie style hat worked using reversed ribbing. The pattern calls for super-bulky weight yarn and US size 11 needles. I actually used US size 9 needles because I always have loose gauge and wanted a tightly knitted fabric. Pattern is free on Ravelry.
Yarn – Malabrigo Rasta (Rav link). This yarn is a super-bulky weight yarn of 100% merino. A 150 gram skein is 90 yards and the two-ply yarn is loosely plied. I used just shy of 90 yards. I love how soft this yarn is but, as expected with a single ply, it is already fuzzing. I’ve also learned that super-bulky yarn is a challenge to knit with because it is so bulky. I’m more of a worsted weight gal.