I've never really felt the need to be part of KALs. Social media isn't a large part of my life so I had never been drawn to participate. Then podcasts came along and I fell down the rabbit hole, I am in FIVE KALs this summer. A few are double dips but still, damn. I'm a bit of a junky now. I'm just going to talk about my FO's for one, the Hey Sister Podcast hat KAL!
I cut my hair last summer from about 2 feet to way above my shoulders. Turns out, when you cut really kinky curly hair from extremely long to fairly short it goes crazy.
I haven't had to wear hats to cover up the 'flat' portion of my curls all year long! Meaning, I haven't needed to knit any more hats for my wardrobe. This makes me sad and miss my quick hat projects. So this KAL was perfect!
I finished these two charity hats within a week. I got into my hat groove again and knit right along on these. The red is Keaton in Cascade 128 Superwash which was kind of a trial for me to see if I enjoyed the look of this hat. I did, so more will be made soon. The purple is TCS Simple Hat made from yarn left from my Leslie sweater! This was the first adult sweater I had ever finished and wore to Stitches West!
The #heysisterhatKAL is still going strong so I knit more! I have had this Malabrigo Rios in stash for quite some time and I just really wanted to be able to wear this in the fall. Look at this color! Wow!
I am in constant search for the perfect hipster slouch, I used the numbers and needles sizes from the Graham hat but only using 1x1 rib. I like, but I still don't love. Let me know if you have the perfect single rib slouchy beanie pattern. I think the weight of the yarn is important, sock yarn is the key. I'll update on my other KALs in the coming weeks!