KAL - Completed!
|Ellen's Completed "Leighton" Hat|
A KAL is a Knit-A-Long. This is when many people tackle the same pattern and knit it at the same time. They often compare methods, notes, etc. while knitting the common object. My West Hollywood Stitch 'n Bitch group elected to have a KAL with knit designer, Brenda Castiel's "Leighton" hat.
|Brenda's Sample Hat, Slouchy Version|
This is a good pattern for a KAL. There have been lots of discussions about circular needles, double point needles, various colors and weights of yarn used and more. Brenda added a few surprise stitch patterns in this hat to maintain our interest.
|My hat, in progress|
Some people are making the hat longer for a "slouchy" version. I decided to make a beanie-sized hat and add a pom-pom on top to coordinate with the contrasting stripe color. Check out my Ravelry project page for details.
|Sweet Georgia Yarn, Queensland Katmandu Aran Tweed, Mystery Beige Wool|
I like this pattern and will definitely make it again! Thanks, Brenda.