Check it out y'all!
*Note: Please pardon the photo-heavy post. We got a new camera, and it's a stud.
After knitting plain stockings for the past three months, I had a physical need to knit a fair isle hat. The VDB Christmas party was coming up so I figured I'd pull one out.
BTW, No new yarn was harmed in the making of this hat. It's knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (I love me some cheap wool) remnants from the stash whish always delivers on the practical front. It's inexpensive, easy to knit and soft after washing. But I digress.
The squirrel pattern is from Stephieface's Squirrel Chart, and I charted the acorns by my little ol' lonesome.
Here's the inside for my fellow stranding nerds:
This hat had to be washed, blocked, dried and wrapped by today, so I was up knitting this mofo 'til 5:30 yesterday morning. Everything looked good until I blocked it, then I realized my fatal mistake:
The fair isle patterns get smooshed when they are too close to the crown decreases. Oh well, it looks fine in 3-D.
Happy Holidays, my friends. Keep knitting, keep warm.