I spent the first week working on this and quickly cast on another project once we got settled on Lake Champlain. This time I picked a design from the winter season section of my list -- I guess I was in the mood to knit something cozy in the sunshine! I fell in love with this pattern instantly! It's a versatile hat/neck warmer which I finished it in just two sittings while watching guilty pleasure television. But not only do I love knitting this, working with Mission Falls 136 superwash merino is such a pleasure (sadly, I just learned that this yarn has been discontinued). As a LYS owner commiserated with me, it's hard when you find a yarn that knits up exactly how you want only to see it disappear. (Yes, I'll be stockpiling this yummy yarn in every color!)
|Mission Falls 136 in two hues of pink|
This hat is made with two related but contrasting hues which worked beautifully together. I'm a big fan of stripes, and I purposely kept the bands uneven. What's great about this hat is how you can wear it in three different ways: as a hat, as a headband, and a cowl.
Accessories can add dimension to any type of outfit and this design does exactly that. And I think it's great for a gal or a guy -- I'll have to get my son to model this design when I knit it again in green to bring out his hazel eyes.