IJK asked for a new winter coat for Christmas. She really wanted a knee length wool coat with a hood, but SKK and I were unable to find one that suited her. We did find a lovely hood-less coat and decided that with all the knitting that goes on around these parts we should be able to wrangle up a hood.
Having put off the hood knitting to the very last minute I was very pleased when I saw Amanda & Lily Kate's post over at Joli House about the hood they designed together. After a little not so subtle begging on my part they emailed the pattern for me to test knit. I wasn't able to get to the hood before Christmas, but the girls and I headed to Angelfire Studios the next day and picked out the yarn. With the super chunky gauge of this hood it only took a few days to knit. Now IJK's head is toasty warm even on the coldest of days.
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca's Bulky Handdyes in "Boysenberry"
Needles: US 11/8mm
Mods: None, except that my gauge is a little off since IJK really liked the color of this yarn.