The month of September has begun and sometime in the not too distant future the days will get cooler and then downright cold! So I have started preparation for the cold weather. My grandsons always need hats. Can never find a hat when you need one. My friend Terri passed on the link for this hat pattern. The Slip On Down Hat. It is a little addictive. It is fun to experiment with different yarns. I managed to use a few more skeins in my stash, which is always a good thing. Makes room for more!
L to R – I used Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed in Earth Brown; Red Heart’s Strata in Surf; Lion Brand Jiffy in Grass Green; and the last hat I ran out of yarn so I combined the Jiffy Grass Green and the Patons Chunky Tweed. I used every last bit of yarn for the last two hats.
Red Heart Strata is a worsted weight instead of a chunky. I originally made this hat and did more increases to make up for the smaller size yarn and used a size 10 needle. It was way too big. I ended up frogging that hat. Instead I followed the pattern and used a size 10-1/2 needle instead. It worked out much better.
So If you find yourself in a hat making mood – I recommend giving this pattern a try and see how many hats you come up with.