Thursday, March 02, 2006

Matching Hat

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You know how some people look good in hats? Well, I don't think I'm one of them. I'll wear a hat when I'm forced too--when I'm on a hike and I need protection from the sun or when it's cold and I care more about keeping warm than how I look. I can always count on my husband to make a comment about my hat. He has a favorite saying that was a joke in his family, though I've never understood the humor in it. I think it's one of those "you had to be there" things. I used to think he was trying to tell me in a round about way that I shouldn't wear hats, but now I know it's just something he says and he really means nothing by it. So this time when he says, "Nice hat, make it yourself?", I can truthfully reply, "Yes, as a matter of fact I did."

Pattern: Something I devised on my own, inspired by several sources.
Started: 2/27/06
Finished: 2/28/06
Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha (slightly more than one skein of the green)
Needles: US 3
What I Did:
CO 104 sts. and worked the same twisted rib pattern I used for my mittens from the book, Sarah Dallas Knitting. I worked this ribbing flat for 1", then joined in the round and worked stockinette stitch until hat measured 6" from CO edge. For the decreases I started with K6, K2 tog and worked my way down in the usual way, knitting even on every other round until there were 7 sts. remaining. For the topper I knitted a bobble as described in Ann Budd's book, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns.
Thoughts: I like that this hat is small in size and close fitting. It folds up nicely and fits perfectly in my coat pocket.
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Oops! I should probably fix that little piece of yarn showing through from the underside.

6 comments:

  1. That is the cutest hat! I love the edging and the colours are fabulous! Thanks for the pattern.

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  2. I love it! I love hats but I'm not sure they love me back. It really is a fun looking hat -- bet it would look great with some jeans ;O)

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  3. oh, yes - what a cute little hat, and a pattern too, with a bobble! (I love bobbles............)

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  4. I really like the color contrast. Just a little bit of that red adds a punch and brings out the interesting rib stitch.

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  5. Lovely hat thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

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  6. i love that hat, the decorative bottom is great! amd look at the load you got in the last post! you go girl! i love the color of that alpaca cloud! gotta get me some ;)

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~Tracy