This is just one of the cutest hats I have seen in a long time. It was so easy to knit up and the directions were pretty clear. I used a size 7 needle and worsted, acrylic yarn (for ease of washing). The pattern has directions for small (baby), medium (child), and adult (Large). Since William just turned two I went with the medium size. I wish I had gone with the large instead. Regardless, it is a one or two night knit and very fun to watch the candy corn grow to the white tip.
I am going to take this opportunity to coin a term, “Pass A Long” or PAL. Since I won’t be knitting this hat again in the foreseeable future, and therefore have no use for the yarn or pattern anymore, I would like to “Pass A Long” the three skeins of yarn and the pattern to the first person to comment on this post who would like to make this hat. Unlike a KAL, all you need to do to participate in this PAL is comment on this post and let me know you would like to have the yarn and pattern and I will “Pass” is along to you. What I would request of you is that you make the hat, and then “Pass A Long” the remaining yarn and pattern to the next person who would like to make the hat. This way the yarn gets used and several of you get to have fun with this pattern. You can PAL the yarn and pattern using whatever format you like. A blog entry would probably be best so others could see your hat too.
The next quick knit I am doing will be a hat with the same pattern in a silver/gray color to look like a Hershey’s Kiss. When I am done with that one I will PAL the yarn and pattern for it likewise. Who knows, perhaps we will start a trend.
On another note, Mr. K and I went out this morning to the park and shot some photos of the Secret of the Stole for the cover shot of the pattern and the web image. I wish so badly that I could show you all how beautiful it looks finished. Oh well, only 4 more weeks to go and then, if you are a member of the Secret of the Stole KAL group, you will have one of your own.