So my self-imposed Hat Challenge has actually been going really well! This is hat #3 from the full list of 6, using both the yarns and patterns I decided on. I like this whole list thing!
This hat was really fun to knit, due in large part to the yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in the colorway Chambray. It's a very, very delicate blue, and although I wasn't sure how I'd like it since I wear a lot of greys that don't complement this color. After wearing it with my outfit from Saturday for photos and for real with a flannel shirt today, I think it's safe to say that this hat is totally wearable. I think it looks great with charcoal, and it's super slouchy and warm. I will definitely be making more of these hats - actually, I already have another cast on!
Just as a warning, I was totally lazy on gauge. After not quite getting gauge on the needles recommended for the pattern, I decided to use a size smaller for the ribbing and the recommended needles for the stockinette. It worked out fine, and the hat fits really well.
Pattern: Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in colorway Chambray
Yardage: About 300 yards of a 360-yard skein
Needles: Size 2 US (2.75 mm) Addi Turbo Lace 16" circular for ribbing, Size 2.5 US (3.0 mm) Addi Turbo Lace 16" circular for stockinette, Size 2.5 Hiya Hiya DPNs for crown
Modifications: None. This pattern is awesome!