I started this back in August, about two weeks before coming to college for the first time. This hat was one of my safety-net projects. For at least the first month of my first semester, I had a knitting project in my backpack. I made it with KnitPicks Imagination yarn in "Unicorn." It took one skein and US 6 circulars. This is the first hat I've ever made and opened up the doors for the other hats that I made over the course of this school year, as well as the hats that I want to make.
Hat #2: Winter Hat
This hat was inspired by the cold weather that we had this year. It suddenly dawned on me that it was cold . . . and I need to walk from one building to another in order to get anywhere on campus. As a result, I need something to keep my head warm during the commute from one building to the next. It's not a difficult hat to make . . . it's really just a whole bunch of ribbing . . . and fuzzy stuff along the hem. I made it during the time before Christmas Break. When it was done, it was just missing something, so when I got home, I found this fuzzy eyelash-type yarn that was perfect.
Hat #3: Slouchy Hat
This is my most recent hat. I felt the need to make another hat towards the end of Christmas Break. The only challenge about this hat was what colors to make it in. It called for worsted-weight yarn, but I only had one wool yarn that I wanted to use, everything else was the wrong weight or wrong material or something to that effect. However, I realized that, when I hold two lace-weight yarns together, it forms a thickness that was pretty similar to the worsted weight. The colors were kind of a shot in the dark; I wasn't sure whether the blue-purple combination would work. Fortunately, it did and it's one of my favorite things to wear.
So those are the hats that I've made. I also want to make a few other hats . . . at the moment, though, I'm embarking on another sweater. It's going to be really nice. I'm using Paton's Classic Wool Merino in the colorway "Dark Grey Mix." The sleeve-length of my sweaters seem to be gradually getting longer. My first sweater (the blue "Diamond Mesh" sweater) was short-sleeved. This one is three-quarters length. I'll upload pictures soon, hopefully. I'm almost done with the first sleeve.