|I don't usually do any holiday knitting, but I couldn't resist the Ho, Ho Hat by Deborah Tomasello. I have always admired her stranded hats, but never got around to knitting one. Deborah had a promotion for this pattern in early November, so I took advantage and downloaded the pattern. I've been busy with other knitting and queued this pattern in hopes that I could start it and finish before Christmas. Well, I couldn't resist and I put down boring knitting and picked up this hat.|
|The hat starts with corrugated 2x2 rib|
|Completion of the first round of "santas". This hat requires 3 color stranding. Since it has light colors, I needed to be careful when catching my carries. I didn't use my 2-handed stranding technique since it resulted in color bleed through. Rather, I just brought the new color over the old colors before knitting the stitch or catching the yarn.|
|Completion of second santa row.|
|The finished hat.|
|The inside of the finished hat.|
Overall, this is a pretty easy and fast knit. I used Knit Picks Palette yarn for the first time and was pleasantly surprised by how nice it is to knit with. Its a good value for the money. The only downside is that the hat is a bit big for my head. I can still wear it and I will for the remaining holiday season.
Photos copyright Prairie Willow Knits. Pattern is copyright by Deborah Tomasello