Before I could even cast on, she told The Boy that she'd take two hats- one black with white stripes and one white with black stripes and she'd pay double. Gotta love it!
I reworked the pattern and numbers a bit to make the gauge fit the size and cast on. I've been working on this pretty much non-stop, forcing the Northern Lights Cardigan (NLC now) to be put on the back burner for the most part. I'm working them double knit. Yeah I know... all the trouble I've had with double knitting lately, why do it again, right? But that way I knew I'd have two identical hats in reverse colors. And it doesn't really have the "oh now I have to knit another one" feeling after I finish one.
I absolutely love the way this yarn is knitting up. It feels so so nice. So soft and fuzzy. I'm getting jealous. I want one for me now!
After double knitting and working the balls from center-pull and the outside end, I wound up with this giant tangled mess.
Luckily now I'm past the striping and back to just two threads. And also at the decreasing
Mirror images :o) and almost done!
**Oh and sidenote- I have been working on this while watching LOST (among other things like breakfast at the diner, subway rides, waiting around...) and haven't made any major oopsies. Thank you non-stop stockinette stitch!