Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Purple Mystery, a little less than one skein, and some bulky alpaca scraps for the stripes
Needles: US 9s
Began November 25, 2009; Completed November 27, 2009 (Raveled here.)
Notes: You know how sometimes, when you’re really stressed and it’s the end of the semester and you have two long papers to write, three projects on the needles (one of which is a deadline knit), and a Thanksgiving meal to prepare, you decide to cast-on for something new because you just can’t not cast-on anymore? And that one thing becomes all you can think about, and you finish it in record time despite being colossally busy, and you wear it around the house for days on end because it’s just the BEST HAT EVER? That’s what happened to me here. I knew you’d understand.
Back in October, Cosy had a great idea on her blog; she had daily prizes of different, fabulous patterns she designed. The deal was, if you won, you had to produce an FO and link back to her in two months. I won the Super Hero Helmet Hat, just happened to have the world’s softest, squishiest yarn in the most perfect shade of purple, and the fates came together to produce this hat.
It is the best hat ever. I wear it all the time, both inside and out of the house. It is squishy, soft, keeps my ears warm, and is just whimsical enough to make me feel like a winter sprite. (This is a requirement of my winter knits: must have a touch of whimsy.) When BarefootRooster Amy made hers, she immediately cast-on for another. I scoffed, thinking she was a wee bit obsessed with garter. And then I knitted one, and immediately started looking for other oddballs of bulky yarn in my stash. Go forth and buy this pattern, knit this hat, and wear it with glee. It’s my new favorite winter accessory, and I bet it will be yours, too. Thanks, Cosy, for another awesome pattern!