There are some people who have what I call hat faces. You know what I mean ... stick a hat on their heads and voila, they look completely adorable. I, for one, do not have a hat face. Stick a hat on my head and my forehead disappears, my eyes shrink, and I do not look completely adorable (cue the sad face here).
But as a knitter, knitting a hat is one of those amazing pleasures. The commitment is long enough to feel invested but short enough to get quick gratification. I've even designed a couple of hat patterns, and have really enjoyed creating Autumn in New York and Miranda. Last but not least, because I tend to only knit hats with animal fibers, I get a lot of happiness working with yarns I especially love.
Both these hats are the Citadel pattern, and I just love how they turned out. The oatmeal-colored one is in worsted weight knit in Patons Classic Wool and the other is a soft white in dk weight knit in LB superwash merino. I don't know who I'll gift these to, but as you can guess, I'm really all about the process. Hmm, I may be feeling a hat phase coming on.
*My talented and very beautiful blogger friend, Michelle, has a wonderful giveaway over on her blog ~ a gorgeous shawl pattern by my other talented and very beautiful blogger friend, Libby. Go and enter!!