Dad’s hat is done!
Pattern – The Boyfriend Hat by Stephanie Nicole
Yarn – Sockotta (45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, 15%nylon) held double. I think I used about 2/3 of each of the two balls I had, so maybe a ball and a half total?
Needles – US size 6
Modifications – I used smaller needles and cast on 120 stitches. Instead of a 3×2 rib, I did 3×3. I knitted to 7.5 inches before decreasing to allow for a folded brim. The decreases were done approximately as described in the pattern but took into account the 3×3 rib.
Now for anyone who is keeping score at home, that is one day ahead of schedule (I anticipated finishing this hat tomorrow.) This means that I have 13 knitting days to go and two projects left (plus part of a sock.) I am counting Christmas as a full day for knitting because we fly to Maryland that evening so I have the airport time and actual flight for last minute knitting.
The end is in sight, but will there be enough time? I hope so. Alright, the blog break is over, time to cast on for the next gift.