Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague ( (Ravelry Link):

Musselburgh (Ysolda’s website link) Pattern Download:

Yarns Used: Stardust Fiber Studios (Cassiopeia in color Stardust/Random Color Mystery box):,

I have been working on hats now for quite a while and will be for the foreseeable future. It’s late October, so it’s really starting to turn into hat season here. I promised myself that I would work through some of the yarn that I’ve purchased this summer from Stardust Fiber Studios, as well as some hat kits that I bought from The Knitting Place (more on those after I finish the Musselburgh!).

I tend to be a knitter who works on, at most, two projects at a time. I really like to concentrate on one project and just work through it, and I only cast on something else if I get stuck on the first one for some reason. I’ve never really liked to cast multiple projects on. I think it tends to make me feel like I’m not getting anything done if I’m only knitting small amounts on many projects. This is just the way my brain likes it, and it seems to work very well for me.

I am a big fan of the Podcast “We Share Needles (” on YouTube. Maddie and Christen are two great friends who share knitting projects with their audience while making their viewers feel like everyone’s a best friend. I highly suggest you check them out and cannot recommend them enough.

Right now, they’re running a knit-along with The Crafted Pearl ( for the Musselburgh Hat by Ysolda Teague. So I started mine on Sunday, and I’m making pretty good progress on it. The hat is pure stockinette and double lined, which will make a very soft item when finished. This particular hat is going to go to my daughter. She picked out these colors before I started, and she really likes how it’s turning out.

The mystery color from Stardust Fiber Studios is pooling, which I usually don’t like, but I love how it’s looking here. It’s so soft and gives the color a lot of depth. It’s almost turning out as stripes, which I think is really cool. I am really enjoying using this base. This is the same base that I knit my daughter’s Sunspots out of, which is very soft.

I am just getting ready to start the decreases on the hat, so I’m hoping to finish it up tonight or tomorrow. I am debating if I want to cast another Musselburgh on or if I’m going to try a colorwork hat for a little bit of variety in between them. That is a question for another time. I have a hat to finish first.

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