Jan 9, 2012

Bailey hat

pattern: Bailey, by Jane Richmond  
yarn: Cascade 220 Tweeds in 639 (red) // 93% of skein (206 yards) // donated by Sara Bell of The Traveling PhoBlogWriPher  
needles: sizes US 7 / 4.5mm and US 9 / 5.5mm 16" circular needles, and size US 9 / 5.5mm dpns
charity sent to: nest Maine

Knit between playtimes with Owen, episodes of How I Met Your Mother, and a tiny bit in the car, this hat actually took a bit longer than I thought it would. The bramble stitch pattern looks gorgeous when done, but requires just a bit more focus and attention than I realized - not a bad thing, but something to keep in mind next time I knit this pattern. I love the way this hat turned out, and am excited for whoever ends up wearing it out in Maine (where it will be sent). I can see knitting this hat for several of my friends as well going forward, in tweeds like this for one or two, and in solid black or grey for a few more! I actually can't wait to knit it again and see how it turns out in basic black!

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