I finally found a quick project that is not too complicated yet not too simple and one that is stylish enough so that when gifted will actually be worn. I cast on Miercoles Tam from Knitscene Winter 2011 with Brown Sheep Superwash Worsted in Golden Bronz.
The project calls for only one skein of Brown Sheep Superwash Worsted and I cast on the larger size but the tam does not look big enough for an adult as it is on my needles. I often do over estimate head sizes and the pattern does say that the tam will relax after wet blocking but…guess who did not swatch. Yes that would be me.
Also, I would like to know who has been hiding all my stitch markers. I keep buying a new set almost every month and in 3-4 weeks they are gone! What is a girl to do? Here is the tam looking all funky as this was the only quick solution I could think of.
Just finished the set up row and the first two rows of the cable chart and the hat still looks tiny. I should have swatched. But I am not frogging at this point. Worse case scenario we have a cute little model for the store. Best case scenario my friend Janine will be sitting by a pond and posing with her new hat just like this.