And So the Knitting Begins

I casted on again.  :)

It’s been hot outside, so the urge to sit with warm yarn in my lap hasn’t really existed.  But with football season upon us, I started a new project in August.  Football season – it happens to be my reminder to start knitting again.

I decided to recycle a slouchy hat pattern I knitted earlier this year.  But instead of bright color, I opted for a muted merino/alpaca blend fiber.  This yarn was delicious in between my fingers, incredibly soft to the touch but perfect for the pattern.  Once I had some rows behind me and the repeated pattern began to form, I knew that it was the perfect gift for a new friend in Chicago.  She had opened her home, her business ideals and heart to me – I wanted to do something personal for her as well.

Slouchy Beret

Slouchy Beret

When I made this hat in solid green, the swirling of K2togs and PSSOs could easily be seen.  With the animal fiber and the self-striping if offered between cream and soft taupe, the pattern is a little more hidden.  But where there’s a loss, there’s a gain.  With everything combined – the pattern, the color, the feel – this hat is fall in Chicago.  It’s simple.  It’s warm.  It’s a style that’s popular and has the “I didn’t try so hard” urban look.  Yeah, I think it’s perfect for Chicago.

*Pattern: Ballard Slouch Hat by Felicia Lo, free download on Ravelry.com. Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco Duo

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