It is called the Runner Beanie, and he picked the pattern and yarn while at my house in August. It is a free pattern on Ravelry. The yarn is Manos Lace, with baby alpaca, silk, cashmere. Yup, my Dad has great taste. The only problem is the pattern called for 4ply, not lace. I held it double throughout and bumped up the needle size, and it was a pain! I made it though, and he said it is the finest hat I've ever made. And I've made him a few. He is quite picky, and had a big head. He doesn't like the hat to hit his ears, which is why it looks a bit like a skull cap. It is so soft though, the yarn is gorgeous!
Next up, is my Lintilla. Oh how I love it, I've been wearing since I finished it, and it is fabulous. My 6 year old took the picture as well, and even though I hate having my picture taken, she did a great job! See how I'm not wearing a down jacket and there is sunshine in the picture? Oh how I love Arizona right now (not so much in the summer, am I right?).
The pattern is Lintilla, from the same awesome designer that made the Hitchhiker. The wool is Sirdar Pure Wool Classic 4ply. I bought in on Ebay and the yarn does seem a bit old and dated to me (they don't make it anymore) and it isn't the softest. Saying that, it isn't rough against my skin and it wears just fine. I wouldn't mind, however, making it again in a softer wool in more colors! The pattern is fun and I want more of them!
Lastly, I finished the Hermione's Cable and Eyelet hat I was working on. I had a few questions about the yarn I showed in this week's WIP, and it is the same brand, Paton's Classic Wool, worsted. The colors do spiral all the way through, depending on the pattern you knit it with.
It is an adult hat, but sometimes the tiny models are so cute I cannot resist them. Seriously, how did I made someone that adorable?
I like the pattern a lot, I can see why it has been made 2603 times. The wool is a bit scratchy, but it was a nice project to use up spare yarn. It didn't use it ALL up though, and now I'm left with just a enough to scratch my head and ponder, "What do I do with this?"
Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy Crafting!