Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Third Hat

Third Hat with flash on camera

Third Hat with camera's flash shut off

My husband asked me to knit him a simple hat to use while camping, especially to wear to sleep while camping in the cold weather.

After he tried the first hat made out of Lopi wool yarn he asked if I could find something a bit less scratchy.

I took a trip to a local yarn shop and found a wool and merino wool blend (85% wool, 15% mohair Lamb's Pride Bulky color M-82 Blue Flannel Dyelot 0192). Husband asked for navy blue. I bought the darkest blue I could find.

I started the hat before going to bed one night. The next day I knitted in public, knitting my way through a Boy Scout Court of Honor ceremony. I continued before going to bed and finished it up the next morning.

Pattern Info: I used a pattern in the book "Stitch 'N Bitch" by Debbie Stoller. The pattern is called "Hot Head" and was designed by Alex Zorn, although the original was striped using different yarns in hot flame colors and I used one variagated yarn instead. It is on page 162 in the book.


livnletlrn said...

These hats are a perfect illustration of how your stitching is progressing. Look how much more consistent your ribbing has become from hat 1 to hat 3!

Time to learn about blocking:"why+block+hand+knits%3F"

My post on what a difference blocking can make:

christinemm said...

Thanks for the info on blocking.

This link worked for me on that site.

Thank you too for the encouragement!