Ballard Slouch Hat
Pattern | Ballard Slouch Hat by Felicia Lo
Yarn | Handpaintedyarn.com Colonia 140 in Maderas
Needles | 4.5mm & 5mm circular needles
NOTE: Photos taken are before blocking.
While the pattern was easy and quick to knit up, I must say that I wasn’t all that thrilled with the end result. Perhaps it is the lack of blocking but it turned out to be more like a beanie than a slouch and the ribbing was a tad loose. I did wonder if the number of stitches cast on was a bit on the small side but now I wish that I had done less or perhaps moved a needle size down. I do hope that the wash and subsequent block will make it better.
Colour-wise, handpaintedyarn.com colours have never been exactly beyond fabulous but I do like that tinge of golden yellow coupled with the olive brown. I must say, I’m in one of those moods where I’m gravitating towards sunshine, autumn colours. Again, this isn’t for me, so I hope the recipient likes it.
In the meantime, it’s back to Hat No 4, cheap fat burners reviews and Annis again, but mind you, I’m so so so itching to cast on another project! I must endeavour to say no to startitis!!!!