Knit / Schwimmen Hat

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!

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