I don't know when hats became a big part of my wardrobe, but they seem to be here to stay. They are one of those items that I did not realize I wore a lot or knit with great frequency until a family member I had not seen in some time knew about my hats from pictures. Then I began to assess my hats, wonder if I should knit fewer, give some away, stop wearing them as much. But I quickly realized that I love my hats. I'm completely addicted to them and so far I have not found a point which I would consider too many. That being said . . . I seem to be on another hat kick.
But how could you not knit another Alana Dakos leaf beret pattern? This only makes three (I gave away a fourth). And they are just so well written and charted that they are a dream to knit. Pressed Leaves is has a lot more purling than the others I have knit, but it is just as satisfying
I bought the yarn specifically for this pattern while at Stitches South at the Cephalopod Yarns booth. The purchase itself was an impulse buy, but I justified it by only buying one skein for which I already had the perfect pattern. Traveler is an excellent yarn. It is DK weight, which I do not knit with all that often, and brought out the stitch definition in the pattern perfectly. And don't get me started on the color (Candy Kingdom). Since when do I have a thing for pinks?
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