FO Friday-Bass Mountain hat and afghan square

Bass Mountain hat - top view

I’ve finished the design I plan to submit to the Schachenmayer My Mountain hat design contest. The entry is due by the end of the month so I finished with time to spare (for once).

The first hat I made is a tad on the big side – and I have a large head. My sister was kind enough to model for me – thanks SMHH! 🙂

Bass Mountain hat - side view

I decided to call it “Bass Mountain hat”.  It’s a long convoluted reason why – so don’t bother asking.

Bass Mountain hat - top view

I also tried making a smaller toddler size, but either my daughter’s head runs big like mine, or this is just a baby hat.  So … Cindy, my favorite model ended up showing this one off.

Bass Mountain little hat - front view

It’s the same design with fewer rows and one less green stripe in the middle.

Bass Mountain little hat - back view

I now understand why people like to use bulky or super-bulky yarns.  You can make stuff in record time!  I completely finished the smaller hat in two “days” (30-60 min evenings).

What do you think?  Would you wear it?  As big as it is, I personally love the feel of the hat.  I hate wearing tight hats.  I still have enough yarn left over I might be able to make one more in-between sized hat.  Then I’ll have a complete set.  It would almost be nice to make mittens too but I know I don’t have enough yarn for that.

Pattern: Bass Mountain Hat
Designer: me!
Yarn: Schachenmayr SMC Bravo Big Color and Schachenmayr SMC Boston
Colorway: 00086 and 00071
My Rav project page
Modeled by: my loving sister

This week I also was able to finish my third afghan square.

Afghan Square #3

Pattern: stitch pattern from Beginner’s Guide: Knit Stitches & Easy Projects (Leisure Arts #75003)
Designer: me
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!
Colorway: 240 Linen
My Rav project page

You can see the other two I made on this Finished Object Friday post.  With all the traveling we’ve done lately there haven’t been many at-home baths.  But #3 is done and the fourth one is started.

What have you been working on?

One Reply to “FO Friday-Bass Mountain hat and afghan square”

  1. I love the color you used. Looks so cozy! I’d wear it!

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