I finished my first color work project!
Gretchen's Easy Tam by Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Wheat; Loops & Threads Impeccable in Folklore
Needles: US 8
Dates: July 18 - 22, 2015
I think it's too big, but I took it to my therapy group and showed them and after oo-ing and aah-ing over it they came to the conclusion it was a perfect size. I had been working on it there for the past few days. I wish I had the time to make everyone in the group a hat; I met some lovely people.
It looks pointy at the top, and there's a picture on Ravelry where it looks pointy on my head too, but in the picture above it looks okay. Plus I can wear it as a slouchy hat.
I'm really proud of it. My first time doing stranding and reading charts, and it came out beautifully! Albeit a tad big.
I would definitely knit this hat again, and I already have planned to, this time following gauge (oops!) and using wool so I'd be able to block it easier than acrylic. (Steam blocking scares me. I don't want to melt the yarn!)
All in all, it's a fun, cute pattern, and it looks 5 times more complicated than it actually is. I feel like I can tackle more complicated charts and color work now!
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