A lotus hat for a friend, which may have ended up a bit too big since I used size 8 needles rather than the size 6 called for. Oops. Well, if nothing else it’ll be a really cute slouchy hat. Or I can thread some elastic into the ribbed band, I guess? Or just knit her a different one with proper needles and keep this for myself (because I’d wear the heck out of it regardless of the size).
I’m going on a hat knitting binge these next few weeks. An email came through the other day for a local charity. At the office every year we collect food for the organization to go to needy people in the community. This year, aside from the usual notice about the collection, there was a little additional line about hats and gloves being needed as well. Which reminded me so very much of Robyn over at She Makes Hats, who does a LOT of hat knitting (her goal is 10,000 hats for 10,000 people – isn’t that awesome?). She started off just wanting to knit 100 hats in a year, and the whole thing has bloomed into this amazing project.
Anyway. The light bulb clicked and I thought to myself, “Why not knit some hats?!” And so, a challenge has been set: 10 hats in 5 weeks. Two a week until the deadline of December 14th. Totally not up to Robyn’s hat-a-day-in-September project, but do-able for me with all the holiday rushing that goes on this time of year. And if I blow through those 10, that’ll be pretty damn fantastic :)