I finally finished Ella's Luuk hat. It was one of those project that was supposed to be quick and easy that morphed into a miserable mess of wonky pink loops and mismatched twists. Each time I got to the decrease, I had to rip it back -- and I did this four times. Seriously? It's not even like this was an intarsia or Fair Isle knit project. It's a simple hat, for pity's sake.
This project sat stewing in my knitting basket for almost a month (OK, maybe the hat wasn't stewing, but I certainly was) until on Saturday night when Ella said to me, "Mama, I hope you finish my hat before I go back to school on Monday." (The kids have been off since March 9th for their school break.)
Then Jack said, "Of course she will, Ella."
Two hours later and the hat was done. Notes to self: 1.) don't knit while half asleep and, 2.) read the pattern.
I'm thrilled with the result. I think my girl is too.
She didn't want any embellishments on the top (the pattern calls for a wee bobble), so I finished it very simply. (You can find the Ravelry pattern here.)
It has a lovely snug fit and covers her ears nicely, which will be great when the cold weather returns.
Granted it's been 20 degrees Celsius the last two days, so the hat didn't stay on her head long.
However she did wear it to school this morning. Of course she did.