first foray into freeform

It's been a long, long time since I've been on here. I've been out of the country for the past three weeks, but that's not to say I didn't get any knitting done!

Since I was travelling, I didn't want to bring a big project (like the aran that's begging to be finished) or something complex (another self-designed piece).

DominikaSo, I grabbed a bunch of different yarns, one set of circular needles and assumed that I'd find some downtime to whip out some hats.

Five hats later, here's pictures of three of them and the happy recipients.

First, we have Dominika the intern:

The cream yarn was a bit small for the 13s I brought. And I was a littler overzealous in my casting on. It will make a soft and warm place to tuck her hair up into during the Polish winters.


MonikaNext, there's Monika, the H4H Gdansk staffer.  I was pleasantly surprised by the cacophonous harmony of the colors and textures. It's a nice contrast to her hard, engineer, stern exterior.


I guess I should explain that I was working on a house for Habitat for Humanity. Construction worker/drywaller extraordinaire by day, fervent knitter by night. 


Andy's Birthday Hat (back)The last hat for today (I am awaiting photos for the other two) was made on during a train ride to Krakow, just in time for Andy's birthday the next day. He'll be wearing this with pride (no, not that kind) back in Syracuse. Probably my favorite of the bunch. Let's hear it for caring multiple pieces of yarn together... it was dense. 

Who needs a pattern? I started knitting just a year ago with a hat, on the very needles I brought to Poland. It was a fitting way to end my first year.


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Welcome back.  Love looking at those caps.  I am teaching a scrap hat workshop in November in Philadelphia at my local yarn shoppe.  I submitted a scarf pattern to the Menknit magazine and it was accepted.  I am waiting to see if it makes the final layout.  Hope you are doing well.  I love the creative freedom hats provide to try out new ideas and texture moments.