Cast On: Dad’s Camo Hat

After finishing the He Will Have His Revenge Hat last week I spent date night and some of the weekend working on my next hat. I pulled the skein of Lanaloft I recently procured from my accidental yarn crawl. My needles were cold and my mojo is still going strong.

As you can tell I made fairly good progress for just a few hours. It’s amazing what a few hours of movie and playground knitting can get done. The ribbing is done and I’m a good chunk of the way up the main body of the hat. This skein is a little shorter in yardage from my last few hats meaning its a little thicker of a worsted. This yarn is also a single so it is working up a little differently than a plied yarn and I kind of like it.

I am at a crossroads to figure out how much more I can knit and still finish the decreases before I run out of yarn. This hat will be for the Christmas box, likely for my Dad since I already gifted the hat I intended for him. He’s got a pretty big noggin so I need a pretty robust hat. Maybe I can sneak a peak at his favorite ball cap or fishing hat?

I predict this will become a FO soon! Happy Knitting!!

2 thoughts on “Cast On: Dad’s Camo Hat

  1. I love how the dark part of the yarn is swirling around the hat! Very fun.

    If you’re worried about playing yarn chicken, you can weigh your yarn, work several rounds and find out how many grams/round. Figure out how many rounds for shaping your crown, and go from there. Since it will take less yarn per round as you work your decreases, you definitely won’t run out before finishing.

    My yarn scale is my favorite knitting tool!

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