Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My grown-up looking hat

Happy Wednesday!

My giveaway for the baby hat pattern, Owl and The Pussy Cat Hat, is still going on.  E-mail to enter!  I'll choose a winner on Friday.

Today will be a short post to show you my grown-up looking hat to go with my grown-up looking coat.  Unfortunately, I'm frogging the grown-up looking scarf because of rolling.  I'll talk about that more when the scarf is done.

Since I'm not good with figuring out sizing and all that for hats, I wanted a pattern for a very simple, straightforward, no nonsense hat.  I found just what I wanted on Ravelry (no surprise there - they have everything).  It's called Basic Knitted Hat.  It's perfect.  It has ribbing for a brim, then stockinette stitch for the main part of the hat and basic decreasing.  It's perfect, and it was free.  Yay!

It gives instructions on how long to make it for a regular hat and for a slouchy hat.  I don't think I'm cut out for slouchy hats, so when I was about halfway through the suggested number of rows, I tried it on:

It was at the perfect spot to start the decreases!  You can see that I used DPNs.  It was just a bit too small for circular needles.  I'm getting a lot of use out of the DPN set Mom gave me for Christmas!

The rest of the hat went very quickly, and here it is:

I used Vanna's Choice Charcoal Print.  The striping is nice, but look what happened at the top of the hat:

I love the spiral!  The scarf had some nice zigzag patterns going, and I hope those come back when I remake it.

I'll model the hat when the scarf is done. 

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