I needed an instant gratification project. All these summer socks and shawls are well and good, but they take time. Plus, my hands needed a break from those small needles and skinny yarn.
Enter Quincy and Cascade 128 Bulky.
This hat is classic Jared Flood elegance and creative construction. It knits up quickly with its garter stitch body, yet provides interesting tidbits of construction along the way with an i-cord edging, provisional cast on, and grafted seam. Simple yet tasty, and very satisfying.
My gauge was a bit big; you can see my resulting modifications here. As quirky as Quincy is, I am liking it more and more. It was a pleasure to knit (quickly!), and is a soft, squishy hat that feels great on.