Winter in New England means it is time for hats. I added several patterns of hats I'd like to make to my list this year. There's no way I'll make them all, but it's nice to have a list of ideas to choose from.
I started this year with the Olympic Reindeer Hat. It's a replica of the hat that Team USA wore for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. I know that Ralph Lauren sold them, but I never saw one in a local store, so I decided to tackle this free pattern that was on Ravelry. Colorwork is not my strongest skill, so I headed off to my LYS to take a clinic to help me with my tension and carrying of contrasting colors. It was the BEST $15 I have ever spent on knitting.
I would also think about recharting the bottom border motif. Look at the center diamond on the bottom. There's definitely a mistake in the chart. It's where you begin the chart repeat for the second half of the hat. I didn't notice it until I was well past it and decided not to rip back.
Cascade 220 which made it an affordable knit, especially since I have plenty of white and red left for a second hat. I may have to pick up another skein of navy to complete another hat. I just have to weigh what's left to decide for sure.