Before finally decided on getting my Master Knitter title, I finally made the leap into color work. I made this hat in about a week during a neutropenic infection stay at the hospital.
The biggest downside of Hyper CVAD chemo is that after every B cycle I would be in the hospital for a week or two because of fever/infection since my white blood cell count would be zero. The upside was that I got a lot of knitting done and pushed myself to learn new techniques as a way of staying sane. So I learned how to work with colors and did a stranded hat. I present to you a deer hat.
Unfortunately, I intended for this to be a surprise and I didn’t measure my niece Olivia’s head before hand. I kept trying the hat on my hairless head and it fit perfectly. I forgot how much bulk hair adds so the hat tends to pop off her head. I need to make the ribbing longer and hopefully it will fit then. Or just re-do the whole darn thing.
This was a really fun knit and made the nurses laugh while I was knitting it. The yarn is from Debbie Stoller’s new line Full o’ Sheep. I used colors Thyme and Aquamarine.