Sunday, September 5, 2010

Salute Hat

There is a wonderful Ravelry KAL in progress for this darling Salute Hat. Designer Kate Oates is parceling out the instructions a bit at a time. So far, we have done the brim and are on the body. Her directions are clear and precise and there are plenty of tips including links to directions for picking up stitches, creating buttonholes and more. This is the first online KAL I've participated in and it is so much fun. It's like having a bit of homework to do ... not too much and not too hard! And there is some suspense involved not knowing what the next set of directions will be. I am using Sweater by Spud & Chloe in Firecracker which is a dream to knit with. I'm getting the exact gauge on size 8 needles. Kate stresses that this is a beginners' project so don't be afraid to give this pattern a try.

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