My Pattern Experience: The Vortex Hat {knit pattern review}

When I do my Christmas crafting, sometimes I know exactly what to make someone and other times it takes a sudden hit of inspiration to get there.  Last summer when I went to Stitches Midwest, I picked up a pattern for The Vortex Hat from the Halos of Hope booth.  You can download the pattern free on Ravelry.  I didn't do anything with it at the time, just added it to my "someday-to-try" pattern pile.  When I needed some inspiration for the holidays, I flipped through it and saw this hat.  Instantly I knew it would be perfect for my brother in law.  I had a great shade of grey, so I went straight to work.

Let me just say, this hat works up super fast!  I've only ever knitted up a handful of hats (I usually crochet them) but this hat was very easy to do and a delight to see the pattern show up before your eyes!  I was able to finish this hat in just a couple short hours of knitting and the results were great!  It's a nice stretchy hat, and fit every head that I put into it.  This will definitely be a hat I do again!