This is my first ever test knit. Its the Wave and box hat by Aimee Nicholson. I used Garnstudio DROPS Lima because it’s reasonably priced and I like the colours they have at the moment. As you can see I was feeling very brave when I was ordering the wool as I went for a contrasting orange and green. It’s not subtle but I rather like it! Some cheerful colour for a dark and depressing time of year!
The hat is designed to be a close fitting beanie style but mine came out a little bit big. It wasn’t a huge surprise when that happened as my gauge was a bit off. I went down to a 4mm needle need rather than a 4.5mm for the main body of the hat. I didn’t want to go down any further than that as it would have made the fabric quite stiff and put a bit of strain on my hands. This is almost certainly more of a comment on my loose knitting than the pattern though. I’m always off gauge! To get around the sizing issue I blocked it out as though it were a beret and I think it’s come out rather well! All in all I’m pleased with it!