Merry Christmas, everyone. The past week for me has been a flurry of finishing last minute projects and getting ready for the holidays on top of a busy work week.
I took a brief break from sock yarn to make a hat for my good friend Tilly. She had seen a picture of a hat in one of my pattern books and fell in love with it, so I had to make one for her for Christmas. Like me, Tilly loves all things purple. When I found some sumptuous yarn in a cashmere, merino, and silk blend in the perfect shade of purple, I knew I had to use it for Tilly's hat.
I bought three skeins to reach the yardage the pattern called for, and only used 1.5 skeins. I am debating whether or not to make another since it turned out so well and was an easy knit. It was also a nice break to work with needles larger than a 2!