I realized recently that it's been a while since I actually knitted something for my son. If I remember correctly the last item was a scarf, last year (I do not count bears that look like pigs ...). Of course that made me feel really guilty (a feeling that seems to be a constant companion now that I am a mother), and I looked for a quick project.
I've recently acquired Joelle Hoverson's "More last -minute knitted gifts" and it has a hat pattern that caught my eye. I had found this beautiful color yarn by Patons, which is meant for socks, but the hues are too beautiful to hide. When I saw the yarn it made me think of rocks covered in moss, lying by the shore (see my inspiration here, here and here ).
Back to the hat though. My issue was that the pattern is written for a thicker yarn, so I needed to change it a little bit. This is the first time I've adjusted a pattern, and I am glad to say it's worked out (to my dismay I realized too late that I had not written down the changes I made).
My next challenge was to photograph my finished project. A. was not very cooperative, this was the best I could do (after bribing him with chocolate).
To get a better photo (or rather, a more enthusiastic look), I tried the hat on myself , and I have to say I like the look of it, so I will probably have to knit another one.