Stella and Porom
After making Ripple in October, and wearing it constantly since then, I knew my first order of business after finishing my Christmas presents was to knit myself another hat. The pattern I chose is Stella, a free download from MadelineTosh. The yarn is Sundara Sock in Cactus Rose, held double and knit with size 6 and 8 needles.
If I had it to do over again, I would probably go down a needle size or two. The pattern was written to be just a little too floppy for my tastes – but not enough that I won’t wear it.
After finishing Stella I realized hats are the perfect project for me right now – they’re quick, easy but fun to knit, and this time of year I can get a lot of mileage out of them. After searching through patterns on Ravelry I decided my next hat would be Porom.
Porom is a BrooklynTweed pattern. It’s knit out of Valley Yarns Northampton in Dark Grey – a color I’ve really grown to love lately. I used size 4 and 6 needles.
When I tried this hat on for the first time my reaction was “Yes! This is so me!” Then I put on my black pea coat and realized, no matter how much I may love other hats I knit, this is THE HAT. We will be seeing quite a lot of each other this winter.
Unless something unexpected happens today, look for another finished project post tomorrow – this time it’s a sweater!