Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Should Have Been a WIP Wednesday.

Happy WIP Wednesday!

I had fully planned on showing you a new WIP I cast on Saturday out of boredom, but alas that isn't possible today. Why? Because I finished it!

I knew I wanted to make more winter hats and didn't feel like buying more yarn. So I went through my stash and did my best to find yarn that would be good for a hat. I came upon the skein of Manos del Uruguay Maxima that I received from Evelyn at  Project Stash a while back.  I love this pink color and immediately set out to find the perfect pattern. 

After searching through patterns that others had made with this yarn I stumbled upon The Amanda Hat and knew it was the one.  The 'stars' really help to showcase the yarn and the patter was super simple to knit and memorize.  AND it only took 1/2 a skein! Which means I *may* have enough left to make a pair of matching wristwarmers, if I am lucky. I did make a couple mistakes in the pattern, in case you can't tell: where I somehow didn't get the stars staggered correctly. No biggie!

My only complaint about the pattern is the almost flat top, but it doesn't show when warn and I don't think there's any way around it.  Overall, I have another hat to add to my growing collection and can't wait to do more stash diving for possible winter hats!



  1. You really are hat obsessed! Such a pretty hat though, it looks very warm and comfy! I also love the colorway.

  2. oooh, fun hat! I love when things go from WIP to FO immediately. :)

  3. Your hat is fantastic and looks great on!

  4. Oh that is so cute!!! I love making hats. Time to buy more yarn!!!!

  5. Cute pattern. Thanks for the review. Definitely adding it to my queue :)


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