This lovely little bit of business is coming one week from today.
I used a skein of Hedgehog Fibres’ Skinny Singles in Ghost (it took me a little less than 300 yards), just in case you want to do a quick stash dive or a bit of yarn procurement before it comes out! This is the perfect thing to do with single ply yarns (which can be a bit delicate, so hats are a perfect choice). And of course the pattern will be written so you can easily use fingering, sport, or dk weight yarn.
And as always, folks on the mailing list get a heads up and a discount when it comes out! (Rumor has it mailing list folks are getting a special extra goody later in March too…)
I know in my secret heart that I am happiest with a nice deep brim. I know, I really really KNOW that this means a minimum of five inches of ribbing (which when you fold it in half and stretch it onto your head turns into more like two and a half inches of brim).
So why am I trying this on now. Now when it is clearly not yet five inches.
Because that right there is the quickest way to ensure a hat languishes at the bottom of the hat bin, never to be worn.
Maybe some day I’ll learn to not even start to get my hopes up until I’m a full five inches in. But today is not that day.
All those swatches? All those many many many swatches? Well now that they’ve led to a stitch I’m happy with, now it’s time to start the project.
I’m going to have to do a post about how I cast on at some point…there are a lot of fuzzy ideas about cast ons floating around out there, and we should have a chat.
But for now, I’m talking myself into slogging through a good five inches of brim, and that’s taking all my motivation. Remind me how I pretty much only wear hats with nice folded brims, and so it’s worth it put in the time. Because I know somewhere around two inches I’ll start trying to convince myself that surely that’s enough!