A few days ago, I got a message from Ravelry asking if I would agree to having a photo of one of my FOs included on the respective pattern page. Boy was I excited! :) I’ve seen people’s project photos being included on pattern pages before, but I never knew how one got to that stage. I still don’t really know (does it have something to do with the number of favourites? does it depend on the wishes of the designer?), but apparently I made it! :) And what a coincidence it was that I had just finished another FO of the same pattern!
It’s quite similar to my first one, actually, but I enjoyed changing little things. This time I used two solid, slightly thicker yarns. They produced a lovely corrugated rib (I still need advice on making corrugated rib less tight, though).
The striping sequence which follows is a very simple trick that adds playfulness to the design. I messed it up a bit (by not counting right), does that count as a modification? I think with this kind of design you don’t have to worry about being exact too much, consider the pattern to be just a guideline.
The thicker yarn also resulted in a slouchier hat, but when has that ever been a problem? :) We’re slouch-lovers here at Fridica Knits! :)
All in all, I ended up with a lovely warm hat with lots of room for putting my messy hair away, and a nice item for matching – since many of my winter accessories seem to be cherry-colour-based! And it arrived at the perfect time, just as winter sent round some snowflake messengers to let us know that it was not ready to leave yet…