After so much recent leaf-raking, my hands and wrists have been pretty achey. Knitting socks on tiny, fiddly needles isn’t fun with achey hands, so I decided to change things up and knit some things on larger needles for a while. Plus, with cooler temperatures coming, having some extra hats and mittens is always nice, right?! (So is knitting from my stash and using up some old yarn!)
I’m not really following any particular hat pattern — just basic 2×2 ribbing, then stockinette, and even decreases around the top. I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns* for just these types of situations, because I find myself more and more gravitating toward utilitarian-type knitting like this: basic hat, basic mittens, basic socks, etc.