Pattern: Shedir from Knitty’s Breast Cancer Awareness Issue
Yarn: Rowan Calmer
This hat is my donation to Made By Hand and my gift to my mom.
The rest is behind the cut.
As all gifts that I give with the Husband, I have him pick out part. Usually I have him select the yarn but this time he chose the pattern. I wasn’t terribly keen on this one. It was my second choice and I really wanted to make the lacy hat. BUT I wanted the gift to be from both of us and couldn’t wait for him to be around to select yarn. So. I went with the pattern.
I wasn’t worried about making the pattern until about half-way through when I noticed it was extra-spicy at Knitty. Often we don’t realize how difficult something is until we look up and pay attention. Weird, huh? A good life lesson I guess.
Anyway, it was my first attempt at a chart and after a false start (Not that I’m embarrassed that I read it from left to right instead of right to left. Really. Not embarrassed at all) I went right along without too much issue.
The pattern is beautiful and very well written. If this is the normal style of pattern from Girl From Auntie, then I would recommend checking out all her patterns.
On this hat, I decided to go with the recommended yarn, Rowan Calmer, and I am so glad I did. I can’t tell you if it will pill later on, but it was a dream to work with. Soft, heavenly, and fabulous. I think I need to make a cardigan or somthing out of it at some point.
As I said, this hat is for my mom and will be donated to a local cancer center through my knitting group’s Made by Hand project. (check out the link above if you care). I just hope it’s practical for someone undergoing chemo AND that they find it comfortable. And maybe that they like it. That would be nice.