Monday, June 16, 2014

FO: Oberlin Salt Creek Hat

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I started this Salt Creek hat a few years ago while teaching a class in Oberlin and then never finished (story of my knitting liiiiife), so I pulled it out the other day, knitted another few inches on the body, did the crown, and boom! Finished hat.

The Salt Creek hat was my first real pattern, so there was definitely a learning curve in the design and pattern-writing process, but I still really like it even years later. I may go back and revamp it at some point, although probably not until after ballgown!

The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo, a delightfully soft superwash merino. I love the weight of it - not too skinny, not too thick - and the colors are, as always with Malabrigo, gorgeous. Unfortunately this color doesn't really go with my glasses - I'm finding that the turquoise is great with many saturated colors, but it doesn't play nicely with cool blues.

I would usually make a joke about how my hat is done just in time for summer, but to be honest, I wore this outfit all afternoon on Friday and it was the perfect temperature!

All the details are on Ravelry here.

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