I’m not even going to go into the details, as readers of this blog know of my whirlwind love affair with Jane Richmond’s Christopher pattern. After Christmas was over, during which I knitted four versions of the pattern, I had no plans to reknit it any time soon. Then I received a very cute (though not super sly) email from my mother-in-law, proclaiming h0w much her husband loved his new hat, and hinting oh-so-subtly that she loved it, too.
Her birthday was in February, and what is a daughter-in-law to do but knit another version of the hat?
The details are the same as all of my other Christophers, so I won’t bore you with those here. I used some Cascade 220 leftovers from my nephew’s fair isle hat for the stripes, and the solid side is a lovely red-orange colorway of Berocco’s Lustra, a gorgeous aran weight tencel/wool single. It has an absolutely beautiful shine, so the stripes really show up on the hat. My in-laws love the southwest, and I purposely chose colors that reminded me of that region.
My MIL seems to love the hat, and I really like the FO, too. It’s my favorite color combo yet, and I may just have to knit a replica for myself. That is, once I’ve recovered from knitting the same pattern five times in 1.5 months. Phew!