I really needed a quick knitting win, so when I looked around for a project I could put to use, I decided to go for a hat. I needed one, and I was looking for something cute and slouchy. I decided to go with Litha by Allison Haas. It was in the same issue of KnitCircus as the spiral baby blanket, so I didn't even have to buy another pattern.
This was a very nice, fast knit, with just enough action to keep you from getting bored. I knit it up in Debbie Stoller Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe, in Periwinkle. I picked up two skeins just in case, but ended up only using one with about four yards to spare. That leaves a skein for some mitts.
This hat actually took longer to dry when I blocked it than it did to knit. I also spent a ridiculous amount of time straightening it out and repinning it because the cats kept tearing across it and wrinkling it up.
If you are looking for a beautiful hat that will span the seasons, Litha is the one for you.
Next project up: Knitting Like Crazy Mystery Shawl in Alpaca Sox. I am also working on writing and finishing up knitting an original sock pattern.