A friend was nice enough to snap some photos of me modeling the hats I've knit recently:
My new lucky sevens hat is my favorite. Not only because of the colors of the handspun, but because of the way it fits. Squishy and cosy and not very haircrushing. Based on this Wurm Hat Pattern (Ravelry Link).
Next is the Handspun Staghorn Hat I knit last week. After blocking it fits perfectly, although I may rewet the bottom ribbing to have it dry a little stretchier. I like the crisp way this yarn shows off the cable, and also the amazing color and shine of the yarn. This was also a free ravelry pattern.
I love the slouchiness AFTER blocking of the hat I knit out of my first spindled yarn a few weeks ago. No real pattern, I just cast on and knit. I love the way the top of this hat casts off. I have seen lots of places where they do this, but here is a free ravelry pattern with directions for the cast off.
I knit this hat earlier this summer. Out of malabrigo. And the length is adjustable. Both of those things are guaranteed to make it one of my favorite hats for this winter. In addition, I knit a pair of handspun mittens that will turn into a matching set when I weave a scarf out of the leftovers of both. Here's me sporting the hat and mittens, "Home Alone" style. It was also a free ravelry pattern.
The pictures are all a little grainy after being cropped because I forgot to turn the flash on before I handed my friend the camera. I think you can still get the point. I do plan on keeping 3 of these hats, completing my new winter hat wardrobe. The Cabled one will be a christmas gift.