Sunday, August 12, 2007

The First Hat for Fall


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Originally uploaded by knitglit

So my feeling of knitting dread actually inspired me to finish something up. Amazing.
Pattern: Lady (Hat Trifecta) by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic
Yarn: Berroco Softwist, colorway presently unknown due to my band
trashing habits
Needles: size 8 16" circ's
Modifications: I did 2 extra repeats of the cable pattern before the decreases.

If I knit anoter one of these, which I just may, I'd add another few repeats of the pattern to make it a touch taller and I'd also thrw another cable into the circumference. My head is evidently quite a huge thing that regular patterns do not accomodate easily. All in all, I'd give this hat a thumbs up. I've been oddly drawn to this color lately and I'm excited to see how it will look with my fall hair colors. Oh,and the Softwist.....hmmmm. Lovely colors, but it can be a bitch to work with. I've dealt with much worse, but this stuff really does like to split and unwind.

3 comments:

Javajem said...

I love that pattern! The color is great too! What's the fiber content on that yarn?

Lindsay said...

It's a wool and rayon blend. I'm not exactly sure on the percentages though.

tinkknitz said...

I have a big head too - but I'm always adding length even for my charity hats. Some patterns must be knit by pinheads. Hats will always snug down to your head but rarely stop riding up.

The color goes good with your skin and hair. Pretty!