I'm back! I disappeared for a bit because I was having to hustle to get my costume done for Katsucon. Even though I didn't get to go to all the panels that I wanted to, I still had a blast. I got to hang out with friends I usually only get to see at anime conventions.
I technically finished this hat before I really started working on my costume, but I didn't weave in ends and such until this morning. Not as floppy as I wanted it.
I do really like how the stripes came out though. I feel like it is a cool effect how there is more yellow on each purl stripe as it goes up.
This is what I worked on while I was there. I started it before I left as a way to try and keep the stress down from all the stuff I put off for too long.
The best part about this hat are the colors. I had just picked out one I liked but then it seemed I was planning on something. I'm not sure what sports team has these colors, but they are Deadpool colors. I had pulled this out and one of my friends asked if I could help and reenforce some of the points on her Lady Deadpool dress. It was a fun take on the character.
There was a bit more downtime at this con than most so I actually got most of it done there. I did the last four stripes last night. The stitch pattern was based off of a slight variation on brioche fisherman's rib(the one I did you just knit back across the row, purl if in the round), only I forgot to purl every other stitch and I did a *k1b, k1* pattern across and then a purl row. I was going to go back and change it, but I think I like it.
While at the convention we had a mini blizzard and temperatures dropped. They started to creep up again, but then this happened today. It is hard to tell, but it is really coming down. I'm glad I made my grocery store run earlier in the day when it was still sunny out.
The patriotic stocking cap is super close to being done. I have just one more section of white to go. I would have had it finished already, but I didn't have enough white yarn with me. Hopefully tonight I can motivate myself to get it done so I can use the needles for something else.