Last weekend I finished knitting the adult version of my Meadow Trail hat (you can check it out here in the book club post).
I'm really happy with the way this hat turned out because even though I had already knit the child's size and had finished grading the pattern for the additional sizes and had the pattern tech edited and test knit, I was still a little nervous it wouldn't end up hat-shaped or it would be too shallow or too long or too something.
What it is though, is perfect. It's not tight like a beanie, but not slouchy (the pattern includes directions to make the adult sizes slouchier if you so desire). I love that the Dream in Color Everlasting DK really makes the little zigzag trails pop. I'm also way more in love with the color than I thought I would be (it's called Plenty)
Even better is that this hat whips up quick. If you're looking for a last minute gift this could be it. It took me maybe 4 days to knit the hat and only 4 because I didn't really knit on Thanksgiving. Oh! And this version (the adult size) still used less than one full skein of yarn. You could definitely make the slouchier version with only one skein.
For now, the children's version will remain free to download on the bookclub post. The paid version will include 3 additional sizes (baby, teen, adult) as well as written and charted directions. You can buy it here on Knittin' Little, or download it from Ravelry. If you make one, I'd love for you to please share it with us on Ravelry or on Instagram using the #knittinlittle.
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