I finished Sam's hat!
Pattern: Struan by Ysolda Teague [Rav Link]
I must say that i am VERY happy with the way it turned out.
As i mentioned before, i ran out of yarn for this hat. The yarn i thought would work wasn't even close in color but it was the same weight and you cant see it because its on the inside - but when i seemed it up you can kind of see the other color poke out the front, but whatever.
I used Sublime - cashmere merino silk aran
As you can see below I was only short 4 rows....4 ROWS.
I didn't block the hat because frankly i have no idea how i would do it and i figured it would kind of block itself after being worn. Since its a hat i don't know if you lay it flat and pin it ( that seems dumb) or put it over something - that would then mean id have to find something to put it on.
So in short i was happy enough to let it be.
I want to make one for myself but i have come to realize the only way for me to actually finish a project is to make it for someone else. Example - Ive been making myself a Thermal since 07 and probably haven't touched it since.
Hand knits for myself = 0% success rate
Hand knits for others = 100% success rate
I'm hoping to change this.
Enjoy the hat Sam!