Otherwise

The lovely, leafy little hat? The one that’s more charming than it has any right to be? Yeah, it’s out!

And look, I truly do not know why it is so endearing.  It’s ridiculously simple.  One quick panel of knitted leaves (which are always delightful but are not exactly the hardest thing in the world to knit), then the rest is stockinette in the round, which is basically auto pilot knitting.  That should, if we’re being frank, be almost boring.

But somehow, between the inherent charms of the leaves (what is it about knitted leaves, I have seriously never met one I don’t love) and the glorious yarn (all that stockinette gives you room to show off yarn that does interesting things, like this lovely tweedy/fuzzy combo) and maybe just maybe the fact that after the last yearn and a half I’m a little fonder of mellow than I used to be (please tell me I’m not the only one still feeling a bit overwhelmed by, well, everything), it really hits the spot.

And no judgement, if what you’re looking for is a project you can really dive into, one that will involve at least one spreadsheet, one that will take months to knit, one that you’ll cry and/or swear over at least once, one that will impress even the most judgmental of folks at that one knitting group you admire but are kind of scared to join.  Those projects are lovely. They are an important part of the knitting ecosystem, and I’m so glad they exist.

But for me?  Right now?  Well for me right now what I want is a hat that by all rights should be almost boring but is instead a quiet delight.  And if that’s what you’re looking for, this might be just the ticket!

It’s called Otherwise, and it’s available on both ravelry and payhip right now, and you can take 10% off for the first few days it’s out with the code LEAFY (and don’t worry, the matching mitts are coming soon)!