When you ask your husband to model his new hat…
Now to the real story.
Last spring, hubby left his toboggan (here in Montana a toboggan is a sled, but those silly North Carolina folks apply the word to winter headgear) laying on a table at the library. It was never seen again.
So, I offered to knit him a new one. Maybe not my smartest move, as he hassled me continually about when it would be finished. I should have just made it incognito and then handed it to him when it came off the needles. It would have been a much more peaceful knit.
This was one of my ninja knits, but I was smart this go around and took notes so I can duplicate it. I knit with Paton’s Classic Wool in worsted, holding two strands together as one. Since I am notoriously cheap, I only bought one skein of yarn (on sale, with a coupon, of course) and seperated it into two equal balls. It wasn’t quite enough, so even the not so decerning eye can see that the hat came up a bit short. However, he says it is warm and we both like the style. I plan to start a second version soon with the left over grey from Mr. Man’s hat (blog post to come) and an additional, matching skein I’ll pick up at JoAnn’s.
The band and the crown are knit separately, with a tiny amount of crochet tossed into the mix. Maybe there is an official word for combining these techniques, but I usually refer to them as “fusion projects.”