A wee detour from socks (why do they take so darn long?). I'll be seeing my cousin, his wife and their new-ish baby, Claire (I love that name), next weekend. I am Very Bad about acknowledging Life Events, so Claire hasn't heard from me yet. I'm hoping she'll forgive me when she sees her tomato hat.
The pattern is from Knit Chicks, here. It's 30 rounds of 72 stitches, then another 14 of steady decreases. I did about 10 rows in an hour last night, so I should be able to finish it today. I'm using Phildar Pegase+ (70% acrylic, 30% wool) in Rouge and Olive on No. 7 (4.5mm) dpns.
I tried to make a hat once before, with Magic Loop, only to confirm I am 100% Muggle. But it occurred to me: What is a hat but a fat sock without the bendy bit in the middle? Of course I can knit a hat!