I saw the Yarn Harlot's unoriginal hat pattern a few weeks ago and couldn't live without it! I immediately ran out and bought the suggested yarn (Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Leticia") and made 2. Then the ladies at the yarn shop I go to liked it so well they asked me to knit a sample and teach a cable knitting class. Hurray!
This is the 1st one I knit for myself. It is Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Leticia" in Saratoga
And here it is again!
I knit this one for my cousin, also in Blue Moon "Leticia" in Onyx. I sent it off with a really big version of Amanda's Squatty Sidekick from Knitting Daily. I knit that in Naturally "Tussock"
This is the sample I knit for the yarn shop. It's Manos color #109, called Woodland
I like the way it turned out with Leticia more than Manos since Leticia is so much bulkier.
With the Manos hat I experimented with knitting top down since my 1st one ended up a bit short. I knit about an inch of ribbing at the bottom and I think it's a much better fit. I don't know that I would be able to knit the extra inch with Leticia as I didn't end up with much yarn. Who knows, I may do another with Leticia someday.
Thanks for looking, please let me know what you think!