In the last few days I've knit a handful of hats. As I previously mentioned, I've committed to sending hats to two different charities this month. Half a dozen have been knit using the Miranda Hat pattern, and now I'm switching to an old favourite, this Seaman's Watch Cap. I think it's a bit more masculine and likely to be preferred by some of the boys and men. Following the notes of other Ravellers I've made the hat 9.75" before starting the crown decreases to allow for a generous rolled brim. It covers the ears and forehead nicely and it's definitely warm!
But that's not the only reason for the pattern switch. The watch cap pattern lends itself more readily to stripes, and if I'm to use up a bunch of oddballs from my stash, it's gonna be stripes!
Our weather has turned much colder in the last week - it was just 10°C (50°F) when I got up this morning- so it's perfect hat knitting weather. My goal is to knit as many more hats as I can for the end of this week and hopefully work through most of my acrylic worsted stash. Wouldn't that be awesome?