The awesome thing about the way we use the internet is that we can find our groups, clubs, and various "hangouts" with ease. A bit ago I joined a knitting group on fb and have loved every minute of it. One of the perks is that it's a constant stream of "what I'm doing" that you don't get with blogs. It's a great way to see patterns you would otherwise miss.
Enter: From Norway with Love.
I'd seen mention of it but wasn't compelled to look it up. After a recent MBOY (magic ball of yarn) swap I had to. Someone had made one and sent it out and I loved it.
It was free (instant gratification!) and I had all the stuff I needed right then. I cast on that night. I finished the next day.
The pattern is fun. It's awesome. It is only free in one size at a time. Which can be a bit of a downside when it comes to making more than one for every possible person you come in contact with. I'm not sure what size I got (it wasn't listed) but it fits an adult human head so I'm guessing adult/large. I have some accidental mods to this which worked out in my favor quite well.
Pattern: From Norway with Love
Mods: size 8 needles (accidental), worsted weight yarn (on purpose), 4 heart repeats (on purpose), decreased down extra stitches (accidental)
I did have a hard time keeping it loose enough to not pucker. There is some still there post blocking but once on, it isn't noticeable. I'm not sure if it's the pattern itself or if it was me. I'm guessing me as much of this was knit late at night with minimal light.