Thursday, January 04, 2007

Mac Hat

This time I got it right.

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Hat Pattern: Any basic stockinette hat
Apple Chart: Tech Guy Socks
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool 100% merino superwash
Needles: 16" circular US 6 and double points in same size

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Here's what I did to get the right fit for Matt:
Cast on 88 stitches.
Worked 1x1 ribbing for 1 1/4".
Knitted stockinette stitch for 6" from cast on edge.
Began decreases with K6, K2tog (worked alternate rounds even).

The apple is duplicate stitched on the hat using Cotton Ease. It takes up a good portion of the hat, so check the chart for the exact number of stitches needed to be sure your hat is large enough to accommodate the design. Use DK weight yarn or sock yarn to knit the hat if you want the design to be smaller and more discreet.

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17 comments:

  1. It looks great. I thought the first one looked good too. I am sure he loves it. I haven't done a hat for Ryan yet but that's on my list for '07.

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  2. Well done! I like this one better than the first one and I'll bet your Matt does too! You did a great job on your duplicate stitch. I think I might use your chart and fill in the "bite" for a teacher gift. Apples & teachers...

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  3. Yay! It looks great. Glad it worked for you this time. :)

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  4. Woo-hoo, Tracy - looks terrific, and he's wearing it well! How neat to see both the hat and the laptop bearing the same lovely logo. Y'did good!!!

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  5. Very cool hat. Good for you for keeping at it until it worked the way you wanted it to.

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  6. Nice work on the hat, Matt you make a good Model but don't give up your day job.

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  7. Nice hat! I want to show my husband but have to decide if I have time to squeeze in knitting one for him if I do. ;o)

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  8. What a good sport he is for modeling it for us ;o)

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  9. Very, very cool! He must love it. You did a great job of designing the hat and the logo.

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  10. Yes! Nothing like perseverance! The hat looks great!

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  11. Very Nice! My husband and I both admired it. He notes that your son must have a 12" Powerbook, due to the placement of the drive and the antenna on the side of the monitor. I have my very own Mac Geek :)
    Maybe when I am knitting a little better (I'm getting there!) I will make one! What a great idea!

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  12. Last month I knocked my MacBook off a desk and pretty much killed it. One of our school's IT guys retreived all of my stuff before it was sent to the hospital for who knew how long...I think I've discovered his thank you gift!

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  13. Very cool (and me, I hates the Macs)...

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  14. Way cool hat!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I don't plan on knitting anything else for myself as the coat is a big enough undertaking and my goals should keep me busy. A Blessed and Happy New Year to you and yours:D

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  15. Wow, what a really cool hat this is! I'm no Mac user by all means, but I'd wear this one for sure - it's amazing!

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  16. great job!! Looks great on him too : )

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  17. What happen to the BIG ONE!

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy