Oh grief, she's only gone and done it again. I did post a warning that I was obsessed though, didn't I? We have a two week Spring Break holiday now and this is my hat knitted especially for the slopes. You see, I have this wonderful vision of myself skiing beautifully (parallel of course) through the powder, glorious hat atop my head with pom-pom swaying stylishly all the way down the mountain. Of course, the reality is I shall be wearing a helmet and my skiing is anything but beautiful. Come to think of it, the parallel skiing needs a lot of work too. I still wanted the hat.
When I say this was the quickest and easiest knit ever, I mean it. With chunky yarn and clear instructions, I had this one knitted in a matter of hours. When it came to the pom-pom I indulged myself with a Clover maker which turned out to be a lot of fun to use. The Model had a friend over from school so we all sat around the table making pom-poms. I have to say, the instructions on the packet are ridiculously economical but this tutorial made a lot more sense.
The pattern calls for a two inch pom-pom but, quite frankly, if you're going to have a pom-pom, then make it a POM-POM. You know what I mean? More details can be found over here.
One more to come .. sorry! Happy week, everyone.