I nipped over to a local yarn store to pick up what some Malabrigo and the pattern. I was chatting with the ladies there whilst I was purchasing my goodies and proclaimed how I was going to knit the hat that evening! (You see I was thinking it's a hat, it's little, how much work can it be - a couple of hours maybe?) They wished me luck and off I went on my merry way.
"That evening". How wrong was I! Here I am 5 days later and it's just now finished:
You see what I didn't realise is that all those little criss crosses are done with a cable needle. Yuck! I'm not a big fan of fiddly cable knitting. (I made a sweater for Joe a couple of years ago that is covered in cables and promised myself I wouldn't try that again anytime soon).
And guess what... my mother in law has seen me working on this and decided that this is the hat she wants. That it's beautiful! So a second one is now on the needles.
Anyway, back to the Camo Koolhaas... I tried to get a couple of good shots of someone wearing it. The best I could do was to call in one of my fave models. As you can tell, he isn't best impressed! Poor Buster ;) (His expression is hilarious!)
I was hoping he'd pull off something like this:
Don't you just love it? It's a Christmas card off my Mum and Dad.