There’s a lot to love about knitting hats – they’re (usually) quick and take only a bit of yarn, you can learn a lot while making them, and they’re useful! If you’re new to knitting hats, Karen from Fringe Association has a great all-about-hats thing going on right now!

I shared this photo on Instagram, of a hat I’m knitting for my grandmother:

Knitting a hat for my gran.

Looks pretty good – it’s a beret, with ribbed brim. But I was starting the decreases and realized that it was too big – if it’s too big for my enormous hair, it’ll be too big for my grandma! So I ripped and started again. Then it was too small! Argh!

Here’s hoping the third time’s a charm. This one is a better representation of the colour – it’s Handmaiden Casbah in Tourmaline, held double, on 4.5mm needles.

hat #1

Just in case, I also started a second hat in a different style in case it’s more appealing to her – this one is Amy Swenson’s Better Bucket. Also in Casbah, double stranded!

hat #2

Time to watch some Downton Abbey and get these done!

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