No model shot, as the boyfriend is playing computer games. I don’t like doing the whole in-the-bathroom mirror thing either. So sometime you may get to see me in my hatty goodness.
What makes me very excited is the my boyfriend thought it was cool, and said so! Said he may even want one for himself, in say, navy.
The only mod I made to the pattern was to knit the body of the hat in reverse stockingette. Or rather, I knit stockingette, then turned it the other way out. I like the way it looks, it’s a bit more textured seeing the ‘wrong’ side rather than the ‘right’.
Also, I thought it was supposed to be 8″, so I did the first decrease row, then realised that it was supposed to be 9″. I knit a few more rows, then continued decreasing, and it didn’t seem to make a difference.
Oh, and yeah, after picking up the stitches around the band, I forgot I was supposed to do a purl row. So that was knit one row (my oops), then purl one row (rather than tinking back a whole row).
It looks like I wasn’t paying too much attention to the pattern. Oh well, this is less for style, and more to keep me warm and toasty the next time it gets to -38C.
Now, do I finish that sweater sleeve, so that is at least done, or start on the fingerless mitts?