In Ravelry for 2012 I decided to take the 12 hats in 2012 challenge and make 12 hats this year. It seemed like an easy challenge for me since I can knit a hat in 1 day if I have absolutely nothing to do. So far, we're doing well for 2012. I cast off late last night, and wove in the ends today. I would have finished earlier last night; however, I ran out of yarn during the last few rows and had to rip and rework it a little. Overall I am very happy with it. This was made as a stash busting effort and will be tossed into the gift box for the upcoming year. At the rate I'm going I may be done with holiday gifts by May. ;)
Yarn: Handspun - 97 grams and approximately 312 yards.
Comments: I couldn't find a gauge for this pattern; however, I just knitted away happily. It was a little on the large side, but it fits nice and it's comfy as well. This was the first handspun I had ever made on my spinning wheel and I did hold it double to get the worsted/aran thickness. I did run out of yarn a little towards the end, but was able to rip the two rows prior to the decreases in order to get the yarn needed to decrease at the top.
Yarn Out: 411g (1067y)
Yarn In: 0g (0y)
Yards Spun: 265y
I'm making progress!