In February, Main Street Art held their first annual Knit In.
They provided a meeting place, yarn (including donated yarn from Riverslea Farm), knitting patterns, camaraderie and excellent snacks from private sources and the Newfields General Store.
The drop-in knitters provided our labor and good company.
From those ingredients, this red camo hat was created.
Inspiration & Motivation:
- Join the fun at Main Street Art
- Contribute a well-made, warm hat to New Horizons of New Hampshire
- I chose this gorgeous red yarn from a bin of different yarns because I loved the cheeriness of this color
- Knitting in good company for a good cause
- It really is possible to knit a hat in a day
- It's a luxury when some one else makes all the decisions on a project for me
- I actually started and finished a project within days.....so unusual for me!
- I didn't use Riverslea yarn which bums me out because I'm curious about what it's like to work with
- I didn't set aside as much of that day as I'd have liked....so I had hat homework!
- Something about the decreases at the top of this pattern doesn't sit well with me.
- I messed up, and forgot to make the "turn up" row, where instead of rib, it's a row of all knit. Ooops!!
Needles: US 7 double-pointed bamboo needles
Yarn: Takhi yarn from the 1980's, probably Takhi tweed of some sort
Pattern: Camo Hat by Merri Fromm from Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern Leaflet: Traveler's Series
Have you noticed that you can sing "Red Camo Hat" to the tune of "Red Solo Cup"? (For some reason, that song is such an earworm for me....maddening! Luckily I didn't name this hat til I was done knitting, or I would have been singing that song in my head the whole time!)
Announcing the Knit-In