Sunday, November 26, 2006

A Red Hat No More

I started this red hat (in Jo Sharp's SilkRoad Aran Tweed) a little while ago. I was very happy with the yarn. I was not so happy with the ribbing that I was doing. Once I stopped the ribbing, I noticed that the hat was too big. I have stopped the hat and am now trying to find a new pattern for the yarn. I think that I'd still like to make a hat, but maybe a more interesting one while I'm at it. Like I said, I really like the yarn a lot. I just think that it might look sort of boring all by itself. I did see a great new pattern in "The Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics." The only thing that I'm hesitant about with that pattern is that it is knit back and forth. I've only knit one hat back and forth (vs. in the round). That was my very first hat. That was the first hat that I gave to poor Aron. I think that that was the worst possible attempt at a hat that I could have ever made. I don't know if I'm ready to re-visit back and forth knitting for a hat. Maybe just not yet...