I’m doing the thing that we said to do: I’m knitting a pattern until it’s burned into my memory like a hand-clapping song from grade school. Downtown, baby, downtown, a rollercoaster!
I started out thinking, I’ll just knit the 12-month size. That’ll take no time at all, and I can get back to my regularly scheduled knitting, aka a sweater for me.
The 12-month size hat did take no time at all. It also left me with a lot of leftover yarn and a question: could I get a second hat out of my allotted two skeins of Shalimar Enzo Aran?
Midway through hat no. 2, in the largest size, my two colors (Sand Dollar/cream and Water Chestnut/brown) made me think of sock monkeys. If I put red pom poms on my hats, they would call to mind sock monkeys, which would be amusing to me. And if I used a third yarn for the pom poms, I might be able to get a third hat out of my 2 skeins.
So that’s where I’m at, on hat no. 3. Despite my dwindling yarn supply, I’m making it in the largest size, because I know a little family with 2 adults and one pumpkin-headed baby, and I think they would be open to wearing sock monkey hats.
(Hey, look–I unwittingly demonstrated Fair Isle color dominance.)
I hope I make it! Already scheming a solution if I run out of yarn at the crown. I’ll just finish the top of the crown with the red. (The red yarn is random unlabeled yarn from my stash. If I were using the dreamy, stitch-defining Shalimar Yarns Enzo Aran for the pom poms, I’d go with Shrimp Kiss, for a faded, vintage sock monkey look.)
The pattern is not quite burned into my memory. I still need the chart for the 10-stitch colorwork pattern, and a little review when I get to the decreases at the crown.
Shimmy shimmy coco pop!
P.S. I’ve got a lover—a biscuit! (I swear that’s the way the song went. What this did for the developing juvenile brain, I don’t know, but I remember it as being very powerful. I also remember jumping rope to it instead of clapping hands, but maybe I was just lonesome.)