I recently made Andrea Mowry's Chevy hat for my sister, Natalie. She is always asking me to make her a cute hat, and I always tell her I am too busy knitting LGH merchandise. A Christmas surprise seemed perfect.
I really enjoyed this pattern. It was easy to knit, but just complicated enough I had to pay attention to each round, so I was never bored. The stockinette and knitting in the back loop added a nice texture. The hat was slouchier than I expected. I added a big pom, because poms.
This was the first time I used the Twisted German Cast On and I'm hooked! It just feels a little more sturdy and looks nice. I've started using it on my Little Grey Heart hats. Once you get the hang of it, it's about as fast as the Long Tail Cast On.
I used Madelintosh Tosh Vintage in Candlewick. It was a great choice. The color was beautiful and the slight variation of color worked great with the pattern.
I am absolutely in love with Andrea Mowry's patterns and can't wait to knit another one.