This photo shows the colors much more correctly than last week's
I immediately starting making another hat. While I'm still fascinated with helical knitting, on my way to gathering more colors I noticed a lone skein of pretty ombre yarn that looked like it might just be perfect for making a hat or two. With no yarn changes, or any thinking required, I whipped up a second hat fairly quickly:
The pattern for all these hats is Benefaction Hat - a free download from Knit Picks.com
and here is a video tutorial for the Benefaction Hat.
It might have been a little too easy - as it became a tad boring. So I decided it was time to try helix knitting again - this time with more than two colors. Needing some more help with that, I found this video simple and immensely helpful:
Wanting to use up some superwash wool, I gathered the colors I have and started knitting. I wasn't so sure about the colors I put together, but as they all went round and round the whole thing took on very 1960's vibe. The decade of my childhood. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if my little brother had a striped t-shirt with these exact colors. I have no idea if anyone else will like it, but I'm kind of diggin' the retro vibe here:
As I go and contemplate that question, let me leave you a fun video of The Piano Guys. You've very possibly seen it before, but it's so worth watching again: