This one is based on the Voyageur Cap-- I was basically looking for any free pattern for a stocking hat that I could adapt, but this one is pretty good. I am using two colors of Amazing yarn by Lion Brand... so from now on, this shall be know as the Amazing Voyage hat. Feel free to say that in a ridiculous French accent.
The stripes are mesmerizing-- I probably could make 49 more hats just like this and be well entertained. The only catch:
My color changes are only semi-jogless. After the first row of each color change, I'm knitting the first stitch of second row through both the first stitch of the new color and the stitch below it-- I believe this is Meg Swansen's jogless stripe method. As you can see, it's kinda working for me.
In other news, carrying the unused color along the backside of the fabric is working FABULOUSLY. It eliminates the little holes that would otherwise appear at each color change-- and theoretically it saves me weaving in yarn ends at every color change. In reality there's no way I would have broken my yarn that many times. Here's a tutorial that helped me figure it out.
We Call Them Pirates v2.0 is all but finished. It just needs to dry a bit so I can stitch in the hem-- yay. Finally, this snuck into my knitting basket a couple of days ago...
I am so soft and squishy, you cannot resist me
That's right, it's not a hat. Is there a problem with that? Look, I started running out of ideas for non-handmade Christmas gifts, and I had some Malabrigo languishing in my stash. One cannot allow Malabrigo to languish, especially such a lovely color of Malabrigo. I'm going to try to ignore the fact that I need to make two of these, preferably before Saturday... tralalalala.