Last night I got caught up. Today I puttered. Now I’m almost behind again. Puttering was rejuvenating though and I now have more than six new hat ideas. So here I sit, surrounded by scraps of paper, pads of graph paper, colored pencils, oodles of knitting needles and more balls of yarn than I’ll actually need. I can’t believe this will all be over on this coming Sunday.

Now onto the most recent hats – I plowed through all the Noro that I had in my stash and came up with five hats. They all kinda look alike because the color ways are the same or similar. I’ll point out the differences.

Hat #20

Noro Kama Wool/Silk/Alpaca/Kid Mohair/Angora
Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rnds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Size: Child Large/Adult Small

Simple stockinette beanie with cable ribbing.

Hat #21

Noro Kama Wool/Silk/Alpaca/Kid Mohair/Angora
Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rnds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Size: Adult Large

Carried a rib farrow up to the crown shaping. This is a comfy hat.

Hat #22

Noro Kama Wool/Silk/Alpaca/Kid Mohair/Angora
Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rnds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Size: Adult Medium

Antler-ish cabled ribbing and then alternating cabling up to the crown.

Hat #23

Noro Silk Garden Lamb’sWool/Silk/Kid Mohair
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches in pattern stitch
Size: Adult Medium

Simple texture stitch of alternating bands of stockinette and seed stitch with a squared crown.

Hat #24

Noro Silk Garden Lamb’s Wool/Silk/Kid Mohair
Gauge: 14 sts and 26 rnds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Size: Adult Medium

Antler cabled ribbing with horseshoe cables up to the crown. This is now my favorite hat.

I’m feeling like knitting some more stranded color patterns now.