I needed a hat, a nice hat, a white hat to match my camel coat. I dug into the stash monster and found a half used ball of Patons Classic Merino (not the best yarn but a good bargain for the price) and found my IK holiday issue. I had been eyeing the Koolhaus hat, and even though everyone else is knitting it I found myself following the pack.
Pattern: Koolhaus from IK Holiday Knits
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino
Notes: Um this pattern with all the friggin cable stitches drove me insane. What should have been a 2 hour knit took me three days cause my hands would start to cramp and I would get frustrated. I love, love, love the finished product but wow what an effort. I made a few modifications. I did an extra repeat (I'm not so good at reading patterns) and so to compensate I blocked the hat with a fold at the ribbing, which I like better then the beanie style. This hat is wonderful, exactly what I was going for (which doesn't happen often) and I'm going to wear it until it falls apart. White goes with everything you know.
On a side note I finally got around to taking a picture of the Lacey Coquette Tube Top from fitted knits(a bad pic but still a pic.) I knit this in brown sheep cotton fleece and though it looks good here this top stretches to a huge size during the day. Here's the pic and look at all the attitude I'm giving, Tyra would be proud.