Whenever I find I hat pattern that I really like, I seem to always make a bunch of them. I guess there is something oddly satisfying about a meditative project that knits up quickly. After making a hat once, I always feel like the second time would be much faster and easier, and then the third time is even better than that!
The first hat I really loved was the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret. After making one for myself, I ended up making one for both of my sisters, my mother, my boss, my best friend, some random guys from work, etc. etc. I couldn’t seem to stop making them! One day, I was half-way through another for myself and I decided I was DONE. No more hats. Time to move on.
That was 2 years ago, but this year, I seem to be a hat factory all over again. In September I started making the Boardwalk hat and made 10+ total, including the gifts for my family and others. Sometimes I would make the hat with the recommended worsted weight, but more often than not, I chose a delicate sock yarn that left the hat lacey and beautiful.
I was enjoying sock weight yarn so much, that when I began selfish knitting I chose to knit the Hermione hearts Ron hat. Before I knew it, I was finished and already casting on another! This hat knits up so beautifully and fits my head perfectly. I wonder if I will eventually make 10+ of these as well?…
Do you ever find patterns that you love to knit again and again? Why is it that a knitting pattern that is easily memorized is so zen? Am I just crazy for being a “hat factory” or do you find yourself in the same position? Please share, I’m dying to hear what you have to say on the subject!
Until next time, dear readers! 🙂