I spent a couple of days last week, yes, two days completing a knitted hat. I cast on Thursday afternoon and bound off first thing Saturday morning. Not bad. For me.
Lately, it's been very cold. Usually I grab a wool hat to wear when I'm down at the goat pen or out on a walk. Unfortunately, my Noro hat has loosened at the brim and falls off my head at inopportune times and places (bucket of water, fresh chicken poo). I did a Ravelry pattern search and found a very popular free pattern called Wurm. It's constructed with a folded brim and due to the double fabric it is cozy warm and probably won't stretch out.
The designer of the pattern is from Vienna, Austria, and I thought maybe "wurm" translates to "worm" in her language. The purl rows make horizontal ridges around the hat suggestive of a nice fat worm. A quick Google search: "wurm + Austria" and I'm not so sure.
My new hat keeps my head warm, whatever Wurm means.
|Zeke checking it out|
|Erwin Wurm, Austrian Artist|