Sunday, December 20, 2009

Awesome hat

I designed and knit this hat over the Thanksgiving holiday. It's based on one sold at Old Navy; I reverse-engineered that hat, but didn't have quite enough yarn to make an identical version. I improvised, and I think it worked out very well.

The yarn was a gift from Superquail when she was living in China; it's 100% acryllic in a super-bulky-weight. Beyond that, I know nothing. I ran short on that, so I rummaged in the stash and came up with leftovers from a hat I made for Aspen a long time ago. I remember that it was 100% wool (very similar to Lambs Pride in the way it knits up) and handpainted, but I got nothing else. I finished the top of the hat in that and then Swiss-embroidered it over all the knit stitches in one row to make it look like I'd done it all on purpose. Here's a shot of the hat in use:

I'm quite pleased with myself. Now to decide whether I want to give it away or wear it myself . . .


Superquail said...

Glad the yarn was useful! I had a fun time putting together that package. Some day you and I must travel to China together and we can go to the vast yarn market on the outskirts of Kunming. You buy yarn there by the kilo.

Britterz said...

I'm so glad to see you at it again. I love to see you using your mad knitting skills - you always turn out such nifty things.