Not quite like I expected but I’m happy.
This was made with 131 yards of Arroyo yarn by Malabrigo (100% merino, sport weight) in the Coffee Toffee colorway, which is one of those colors that’s oddly difficult to photograph accurately. The yarn is so soft — I’d had it forever and forgotten about it, and I love it! Have to get some more sometime.
Despite my love of the yarn, the needles called for (US 3 & 4) were not quite right — my hat is not slouchy or loose at all like the ones in the pictures on the pattern page. Of course, maybe that’s my fault — I could have been knitting way too tightly, and I didn’t make a gauge swatch. Even so, I like the hat:
It turns out it’s hard to take pictures of the top of your own head. Well, the KBLs that go up the whole thing are a little wonky — maybe because I didn’t block it — but I’m hoping it will all straighten out with wear.
The cast on was difficult because it was my first [successful] long tail tubular cast on, but I love how it turned out! Might start using it for things that don’t even call for it.
Anyway, I think the pattern is worth the $6. It was enjoyable to make and I do like the end result. Let me know what you think, and if you’ve made it, how did yours turn out?
Well, that’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by!