Ever since I finished the Candy Affection shawl, I knew I wanted to knit a hat with the left-over yarns. I'd been looking around for a good pattern, and really loved the Rikke hat, which Emily of the Whatcha Swatching Podcast has been plugging. Like her, I decided to knit it flat, as it's just plain garter stitch - and it would kinda defeat the purpose of knitting it in the round if that meant I had to purl every second round!!! (not to mention the most common complaint on this pattern on Ravelry was "I hate garter stitch in the round!). I cast it on Wednesday evening, and finished sewing it up tonight, just in time for a late contender to this week's FO Friday! (Hey, it's not Saturday until I've gone to sleep Friday evening! ;) )
First the good things. I love the way it feels, and I love the way it's all matchy-matchy with my scarf :)
I'll try to wear it for a few days, and see how it actually feels on, and if it's completely awful, I might attempt to take it in an inch or two using mattress stitch. Don't know if it'll work, but if not I can always rip it out again.
But I do NOT have a hat head... this hat looked awesome on Emily. On me... not so much ;) Ah well - it doesn't need to look good - it just needs to keep my ears warm! :)
New techniques learned: The twisted German cast on. I don't think it would have been necessarly - the long tail method would probably be fine - but I found a video on YouTube that explained it really well, and quickly got the hang of it, so I figured I might as well give it a try :)