Some patterns have a tendency to rock my world. This one was so simple, so basic. Knit for four rows, purl for four rows, utilize the pretty color changes in Noro Kureyon, decrease for the crown, then cast off. I knew I was going to have to make it the first time I stumbled across the Noro Hat pattern on Saartje's Blog.
It was a quick knit too, once I got going. I had several rows on the needles, but went to it in earnest, flying home from Connecticut yesterday. It was so much fun watching the colors evolve that I sat back down with it this morning, watched a marathon of some previously unheard of show on the Sci Fi channel called Tru Calling (I think -- I don't watch a lot of tv) and finished it up today.
Here it is, just before I took it off the needles and finished the crown.
It sort of resembles a bee skeep. Ellie opined it would make a lovely skirt, but was happy to run off with the hat,
which was fortunately just enough too big for her that I'm guaranteed that this one will remain mine. Despite its simplicity, it is enchanting enough to knit that I've promised one each to Ellie and Ollie.
If you're looking for a quick, fun knit, that is sure to make you feel like the queen of the world, this one should be calling your name! Thank you to the lovely Saartje, whose patterns are always wonderful.