I finished a couple of hats for the holidays - one for my brother-in-law, who went to The Life Aquatic with some movie certificates we gave him a couple of year's ago - so I present the Zissou hat - seems quite fitting, and the fit is quite stunning!
I like how chose to wear it in the gnome-like fashion first - later he flipped up the cuff. Nice.
I also knit another Koolhaas for my sister to gift to someone. I had given her the Koolhaas I had meant to give her for Christmas, for oh, Halloween. I love this hat, love this pattern, I will do it again - only perhaps Ochre Malabrigo will be next. And maybe I will just suck it up and wear the fabulous hat - on my not-meant-for-hat-wearing-head. Some patterns are so cool, I may just have to wear a hat around the house, I am willing to take one for the knit-world team, if you will. And it's worth mentioning that Interweave is offering this pattern separate since the Holiday Knits mag is sold out.
All of this hat knitting has led my husband to ponder, he might even wear a hat. I consider this a victory. So another Zissou in yellow is in the queue. Other hats I have lusted include this Frivol which I first saw and loved over at Yarn Ball Boogie and the Amanda hat - I saw this one at Ravelry being knit by Bockstark - nice, with some seemingly So-Called-Scarf influence.
Now, please do not think I am leaving my comfortable life of sock knitting, I will not forget the security of my relationship with sockenwolle. I just want to fool around with hats for now, (sock) monogamy is so over rated. Hats are so instant gratitifcation - no commitment - they leave me breathless - sounds a lot like a 7-year-itch (without all of the complications of the real thing)...what can I say?
I have two winners for my blog-test, more on that tomorrow!