Monday, November 03, 2008

Fishing Hat

A cool, damp breeze blew across the bay Friday night as we fished under the lights on the First Street Pier in Palacios. I was glad I had brought along my new hat I knitted especially for this occasion. It didn't help me catch fish, but it kept my ears from aching.

Free Pattern: Ardelle
Yarn: El Coyote Ranch (62% Wool, 24% Mohair, 14% Llama)
Color: Natural Gray
Needles: US 8

This hat is similar in style to the one I made John. It begins with a cabled band, knitted flat on two needles. Stitches are then picked up around the edge of the band and the rest of the hat is knitted in stockinette stitch in the round.


The yarn is bulky and knitted at a tight gauge for extra warmth.


The result is a heavy duty head warmer that I've deemed the perfect fishing hat.

30 comments:

  1. Lovely. And I'm excited that you knit Ellen's design. I looks really warm. Next time I hope it helps you catch some fish.

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  2. The hat looks wonderful on you!
    I'm sure more fish will come next time :-)

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  3. The hat looks super! It is a great color for you too! The kitty is really cute too!

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  4. It's a classic! You hat looks fantastic on you. Nice job!

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  5. I LOVE YOUR NEW FISHING HAT. BETTER LUCK ON YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP.

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  6. It looks lovely. I love the cable pattern. I think you're right - it will be the perfect fishing cap. Happy fishing (and knitting)!

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  7. Tracy, that is beautiful! What a great hat! Thanks for the link.

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  8. It looks great on you!

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  9. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I saved it and put it in my "someday" pile. I will need to learn the provisional cast-on before I tackle the hat.

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  10. Love the hat and it does look warm and cozy!

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  11. It's a beautiful hat - suitable for fishing or looking glamorous!

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  12. Don't let Tracy's fishing modesty fool you. Check out her big catch at http://feathersandfur.blogspot.com/2008/11/best-present.html

    JHB

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  13. Yeah, but I wasn't wearing my hat then. :)
    ~Tracy

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  14. Your hat is gorgeous! Beautiful work.

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  15. Very nive hat. I love the simplicity of the cable border. A true classic!

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  16. Love it! I've always been partial to cables and realize that I don't knit them nearly enough. They add so much to a project.

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  17. Very, very nice! When thinking about knitting hats, your method of the headband turned hat kept coming to mind. If/when I get around to making one, I think it will be with that idea in mind.

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  18. The hat is great!! Love the cabled border. I bet my son would like that hat!

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  19. It's beautiful, Tracy, and those pictures are really good, too. Did John take them?

    Pretty kitty! ;-)

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  20. That is a super hat, Tracy...And I love how you knit hats for occasions! That cable border has such a nice, delicate look, almost floral-like. And you look so good in the gray hat with bright pink top--that's my kind of combo! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  21. the hat is great! very nice job! i'm sure the fish will be biting next time...maybe they were too busy checking out your hat!

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  22. Fantastic look on you! My Allison made a similar hat in a berry color last year. Here in Chicago, we need the bright colors to get us through the winter! Ahhhhhhhh. It is coming. But for today it is 70!

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  23. Perfect fit ~ great pattern!

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  24. What a great hat! Love the cable brim. Thanks for the pattern link.

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  25. Nice pictures of you! I didn't know you had a kitty. I like you even more! :o) (Naturally the hat is great too!)

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  26. The hat is gorgeous and so are you!

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  27. Great hat - I've added it to my queue - I love hats that fit like beanies, without too much bulk around the bottom!

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  28. what a great hat! and that last photo of you is wonderful

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  29. I love your hat!

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy