With the holiday season, my crafting has been in full swing. This dimple hat was one of the many gifts I made. When I first saw the patten on Purl Bee, I was very intimated by it. As a new knitter, it seemed much more complicated than the knits and purls I'm just getting used to. When I was looking for a pattern for my future sister-in-law, however, I decided to try it. I wanted to make her something more special and unique than the basic ribbed hats I have done up to this point. And I have to say, with Purl Bee's clear explanations and photos, this hat was a breeze. There is a good bit of counting involved, so I had to stay pretty focused (I ended up taking out a few rows every time I lost focus because I inevitably dropped a stitch or two or miscounted), but it was a much easier pattern to follow than I initially imagined.
To make my dimple hat, I used two skeins of Classic Elite Magnolia yarn in color Berry and size 6, 16 inch needles. I absolutely LOVED working with this yarn. It's super soft and silky and glided through my fingers and needles. I will definitely be going back to it for other projects.