Last year I gave myself a challenge to knit as many hats from my Ravelry queue as I could during the month of March. this year. I have to say it was the fastest I have ever burned thorough items in my queue and my stash. I have hopes of doing it again this year, but have picked 8 patterns that I want to knit.  I think that this goal is definitely doable, but  think that it might be a stretch because there are a bunch of hats that must be knit using a fingering weight yarn.

I really subscribe to the school of “under promise and over deliver” so for me to say that this is possible to knit is really increasing the amount of pressure for me because it is a bit out of my comfort zone.  I have a my “Shabby Chic” granny stripe blanket which I can’t stop working on because it is so much fun (to be honest I find myself  winding up skeins of fingering yarn just to add a single stripe).

I need to get back the topic at hand.. the hats…. I am hoping that I can make a dent in some of my handspun stash and work down some of the partial skeins I have on hand for the colorwork hats. I also will be happy to make a  Crofthouse hat as that is one of my goals for the knits I want to take to Scotland with me this fall.



Lowbrow hat


Crofthoose hat

Origami top hat



Star Anise