American Wool Series

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FO: Excess

Pattern: Excess by Anat Rodan (free on Ravelry)
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere
Needles: US #5 Clover 16" circular needles
Mods: This hat calls for a provisional cast and then unzipping the scrap yarn and using a spare circular to knit the cast on edge together with the live stitches. Instead, I just cast on the required number of stitches, knit the proper length for the brim and then picked up a stitch from the cast on and knit it together with a live stitch all the way around. I'm lazy that way. I also hate unpicking the scrap yarn from the provisional cast on. I ran out of my little ball of sock yarn part way through the crown decreases and picked up another, vaguely similar, partial ball of sock yarn and finished her up. This is a fantastic pattern for using up a little oddball of sock yarn kicking around in your stash.


  1. Love it! I had to add this pattern to my library after seeing yours.