First FO of 2013
I did 20 rows of twisted rib (only twisting the knit stitch), then I turned it like I do with those other hats, did the twisted rib for 25 rows, then I shaped the top like the pattern said. Only thing is with the grey hat I only did 10 rows of stockinette before shaping, the mulberry hat has 12 rows of stockinette before shaping. (I was afraid I was going to run out of yarn with the grey hat. I could have done it, though, because I decided against a pom pom. There would have been enough yarn to do the 12 rows but not enough for a good pom pom. And Hubs was like, "Don't put a silly looking pom pom on it, who's gonna wear that?" Stick in the mud!) Ravelry details here.
The grey hat got to have a workout tonight. We are getting our first real snowfall of this winter season, and I went out a little while ago to clean the steps and walkway off and the small driveway where I park. So I wore the grey hat. It's heavy, wet snow, and the forecast is for it to change to rain after midnight, so I wanted to keep it cleared up as much as possible. We've got probably 6" down. Then tomorrow night is a deep freeze for us, -16C, Friday a high of -8C, but the weekend both days are supposed to be up around +5C and rain on Sunday. So I don't foresee the snow sticking around for very long, it usually doesn't. But it's looking like the boys may have their first snow/storm day off school tomorrow! Yay for sleeping in! lol