Much as I like my recent flap hats, I've got to admit that when the temperature dips into the single digits (that's single digits Fahrenheit), there's nothing like a snug watch cap to keep your ears warm. I know this because it's been mighty cold for the last week.
Gale made a couple of beauties a while back that I can't get out of my mind. I totally copied her idea, and for the very same reasons. (Those Noro scarves! I can't make myself knit one, but they're SO very lovely.) Anyway, Thanks for the inspiration, Gale!
I started playing around with some leftover Silk Garden and miscellaneous black stash yarn, but I just wasn't sure. I feared the darkest colors in the Noro would get lost in the black. Next I grabbed some heather grey Cascade 220. Bingo! I love the way it makes the Silk Garden POP.
Nick's Newest HatPattern: Basic 2x2 ribbed watch cap, a la Gale.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden and Cascade 220. Less than a skein of each.
Needles: US size 6 circulars (I used two) and dpns for the last few rounds.
Size: I cast on 108 stitches for Nick's very large head.