Less than 18 hours before we head out of NYC for our annual Thanksgiving vacation.  So you know what that means, right?  Yes, once again, I am frantically trying to finish just one more crochet project while doing laundry, packing and cleaning perishables out of the fridge… Why do I do this to myself?

This cap is super cute, huh?  I’m very partial to Pierrot Yarn designs.  I found the pattern for this particular cap (29-210-24 Cap) while browsing around on Ravelry.  A few maker details if you’re going to try this:

  • I used one skein of Cascade 220 yard and a US G (4 mm) hook
  • I increased only to 105 stitches on the round
  • I was a little worried the hat would still be too loose, so I worked the chains quite tightly on the three rounds of edging.

I still have three feet to go for the matching scarf (instructions coming soon).  Then this set will be donated through the Knittogether group (an affiliate of Hope for New York) to those in need this Holiday season.

Now, much as I would love to sit down to finish that scarf too, I’m making myself save that bit of crocheting for tomorrow morning’s plane ride.  Time to run through the rest of my day-before-traveling checklist!