It seems like I've knit a lot of hats in the last year. Most of them have been cranked out in only 1 or 2 days. Because sometimes you have a lot of slow projects on the needles and just need a little instant gratification.
About 2 years ago I knit the wildly popular o w l s sweater by Kate Davies. I had a few balls of yarn left over, so I decided to make a quick hat for my baby sister. Since she adores owls, I used the owl cable pattern on the hat. Since RYC Cashsoft Chunky is a bulky yarn and I am a loose knitter I knit the hat over 60 stitches (6 repeats of the owl pattern), which was just a smidge shy of what I should have. All the same, my sister has happily worn it for over a year now.
Is anyone else terrible about giving knitted items away and then realizing "D'oh, I forgot to take a picture for the blog/Ravelry?" Seriously, I'm awful! Thanks for the photo, Mom & Baby Sis!