First finished knitting project of the new year:
The Schwimmen Hat is from the Seasonless Vol. 1 Mini Collection by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond. It's a perfectly slouch hat with an easy lace pattern that's surprisingly addicting to knit. Worked in Madelinetosh DK it's warm but not too heavy - and the yarn is as beautiful to look at and work with as other knitters say it is!
I knit the hat in straight size 5 needles since I'm a looser knitter and the fabric relaxed a lot after a short soak. After drying the hat in the dryer for a few minutes however, it shrunk back to just the right size for me - this has already become a winter staple and I highly recommend this pattern! I'm hoping to knit up the other two patterns from Seasonless Vol. 1 as well!