I was knitting on the two shawls I currently have on the needles and my attention started to wonder to other things and projects that I wanted to start. So I decided that I needed to take a break and start a small project that I could finish very quickly.
I thought this would help satisfy my desire for a finished project and then let me get some focus back to continue working on my shawls.
This hat is the result. I used the Amanda Hat pattern from Sleepy Eyes Knitting. I followed the pattern and was able to finish this in one evening. I used the US 9 needles that the pattern called for and the hat fits fine, but is a little on the large side. If I knit the pattern again I'll go down on needle size.
I loved knitting with the worsted weight Wollmeise Merino. It's soft and squishy. I now have two and a half skeins of this color left and need to figure out something - maybe a nice long scarf to go with the hat.
I also decided to pop off a quick baby hat with some leftover sock yarn. This one is knit with Socks That Rock Sock Candy in the kiwi color. Anyway, the hat diversion worked. I'm back to working on my shawls. I'm expecting to have the feather and fan shawl ready for show next week.
Pattern: The Amanda Hat by Sleepy Eyes Knitting
Yarn: Wollmeise Merino-lammdochtwolle; color rhabarber
Needles: addi TURBO - US# 9(5.5 mm)
Notes: no modifications were made while knitting this pattern; just over half a skein was used (about 58 grams)