One cold winter night, I found myself in a rare state of sleeplessness. But instead of counting sheep, I decided to knit them.

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This week, I joined over 4,600 (!!!) other Ravelers who have knit the Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith. I have to say, this may be the cutest thing I’ve knit to date.

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It has sheep on it, for cryin’ out loud! Anyway. The only modification I made to the pattern was the brim. I don’t love the fold-over style brims on myself, so I cut down the ribbing to just 13 rows and it worked perfectly! It wasn’t until after I had finished it that I noticed a lot of people had made modifications because it was too big. Thankfully, mine fits perfectly without any mods!

This was my first experiment with colorwork and I. Am. Addicted. I couldn’t get to sleep one night and decided to start it. I finished it the next morning. It was a seriously fast and rewarding knit!

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The wool I used was Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in Fairy Tale, Oyster Heather, and Coal; and leftover yarn from my socks & mitts: Plymouth Galway Worsted in Ocean Drift Heather (706). I have so much left over I am planning to cast on another Baa-ble Hat soon!

My method for the colorwork was also new to me, holding the CC in my left hand and MC in my right, combining picking (which is foreign to me) and throwing. Using this method made it go so fast and I loved seeing the picture form before my eyes!

The pom pom was made using Clover Medium Pom-Pom Maker (the green one). These little gems make it SO easy to create a fluffy and symmetrical pom pom in no time!

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Have you knit the Baa-ble Hat? I’d love to see what colors you used! This surely won’t be my last!

Use #52weeksofknits on Instagram to show me what you knit this week!

Warmest Wishes,

Andrea

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