Alyx asked for a hat with ear flaps that would keep her warmer up in Nebraska as the snow begins to fly. So I bought some terrific superwash wool at Twist, and found a fun pattern. However, I wanted to try it out first to see if it would fit her all right, and to see if the pattern needs to be adjusted at all. I had some Wool-ease around from previous projects and it feels about the same weight as the wool, so I whipped up a little hat and sent it to her. She has posted a picture of her wearing it on her blog
I was pretty happy with how it turned out, and she likes it too, so now I have to do the "real" thing. I told her to give the sample to one of her friends at school. I love the wool I found (and it is black and ivory as well) and think it will make a great hat and scarf. I think I will just mirror the hat pattern in the scarf. 4-5 rows of black double crochet, alternating with a row of ivory dc clusters. I think I will add a fringe, too. She wants the strings fatter, so I will try my sister's method for making cord on the next one. All in all, I'm pretty happy with it, and she's pretty happy with it, so it's all good!