I am getting a little bored with knitting hats, although I keep thinking of other design ideas that will use up oddball skeins. So I am probably not done yet.
Here is the latest crop.
The black one:
Yarn: Plymouth Encore, a little over half a skein (~114 yds.).
Needles: Addi Turbo US#5 (I think; might have been #6).
Pattern: Clamber (V.1.0) by Laura Wilson-Martos, worked on 108 st.
The red one:
Yarn: Colorado Durango (worsted weight; 50%wool/47% acrylic/3% rayon), a little more than one skein (~120 yds.).
Needles: Addi Turbo US#5 (I think).
Pattern: Pattern? I don' need no stinkin' pattern (for a 2x2 rib)!
The navy blue one:
Yarn: Bernat Lana (worsted weight; label says 100% merino, but it felt like ordinary wool to me), about half a skein (~110 yds.); stripes are ~20 yds. of some Noro Silk Garden left over from scarves I did a couple years ago.
Needles: Addi Turbo US#5
Pattern: (see above)
One more hat, this one intended for #1 son for Christmas:
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK Moody Blues, about half a skein (~170 yds)
Needles: Addi Turbo US#2
Pattern: Clamber (see above), worked on 132 st. I hope it is big enough for his large noggin; it fits me, but his head might be a skooshi bit larger. I didn't weave in the end, and I have the second half of the skein if I need to make it a bit longer. )Andrew never reads the blog unless I specifically tell him to, so it should be safe to reveal this hat here)
I also intended to knit him some sockweight mittens; he requested a pair to keep his hands warm when he runs. I wanted to put this caduceus design on the back, using cables for the staff and snakes and other fancywork stitches for the wings, but designing turned out to be harder than I thought. It might be doable if I were experienced in lace knitting because then I would know how to conjure up the wings with slanting lines of increases and decreases. I know I could knit it if someone else wrote the pattern for me -- anybody interested? I pay in yarn :-)