I did not do as well in Sock Wars as I would have liked, in large part due to its unfortunate timing in the midst of finals (what time I gained in knitting while proctoring I lost working against the deadline for final grades). So I was excited to see that there is also a Hat Attack competition, which conveniently starts September 16th, which tends to be as much of a slow spot in the academic semester as you are going to find. Plus, hats are way quicker to knit than socks.And in this competition last knitter standing wins $500 worth of yarn! I’m all signed up and excited to go through my stash to find a good yarn to use – unlike in sock wars the required gauge is already up so you can swatch right away. Here’s to hoping I make it to the second round this time!