I’ve been wanting to knit small, quick things lately, so I decided to whip up this hat, which I’ve had on my list for a long time. It’s the Oak Trail pattern in Alana Dakos’ book Botanical Knits. I’m intrigued by the construction, and the oak leaf is sooooo cute! Not to mention that Georgia is finally having weather that is friendly to bringing out the handknits..
I didn’t think I had any yarn that would work for it, but then I looked through the yarn ideas on Ravelry and saw that a lot of people used DK weight. A gorgeous dark reddish-brownish skein of Madison DK I dyed using leftover dye water came to mind, so I pulled it out. Then I checked my notes to see what my typical gauge is with that base. Woot, it’s the same as the pattern calls for! So I wound it into a cake this evening and took some pretty photos. The ball winder was acting up, though, so that’s why the cake looks disheveled. And I know the colorway looks a little different between the featured photo and the ones below. That’s really fun because this colorway is like that in real life depending on the lighting. It’s going to be fun seeing how this knits up!