Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was full of knitting.
So. Much. Knitting.
It was glorious.
I made this hat!
It's the Simple Rib Beanie, and I got this pattern on Friday because Leisure Arts is delightful and does Free Pattern Friday emails. It's been a while since I've talked about this, so let me just say that you need to be signed up for the Leisure Arts newsletter and, by extension, Free Pattern Friday. Because when you sign up for the weekly newsletter, you can check a little box indicating your interests and there are free weekly patterns for knitters and crocheters. So you get emails about new books, sales, AND a free pattern every week.
Like this one!
This is knit on Size 9 and 11 needles on super bulky weight yarn. I got the required gauge with a Size 10 needle, so I used an 8 and a 10. This used up about a skein of Lion Brand's Thick and Quick, and I made it in about two episodes of Luther.
This is a perfect weekend project that makes a perfect weekend hat. The knitted fabric is thick without being stiff, and then hat is slouchy without being too floppy.
Sorry about all the exclamation points. I'm riding off the high of a great knitting weekend, and now I have a great slouchy hat pattern in my arsenal. It's bound to get a girl excited.