Yesterday I knit an entire hat. BAM! My first finished knit of the year. And it only took me two months!
It turned out a little on the small side but I love the way it looks enough not to rip it. I’ll just gift it and be happy with it just the same.
Details: Knitty’s Swell, done in handspun on sz 5 needles. The yellow/orangey stuff was spun by me, with a cable? ply. Not sure that’s the right term, but you ply two singles together. Then you ply two plies of plied singles to each other. It creates a very mottled, round yarn. The dark purpley stuff was some of the handspun I got back in the HHHH swap. I held it double.
The only thing I didn’t just love about how it turned out (Besides how it looks on me, which even shmoo admitted was awful!) was the last little bit of the crown. I feel like the decreases were a little to fast. I even readjusted so there was one extra row of them, but I think next time I’ll adjust so there are two or three extra rows.



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2 Comments so far

  1. Caroline M on March 1, 2010 3:19 pm

    I would never have put those two colours together and yet they work so well. It’s lovely, as it doesn’t fit you have the perfect excuse to make another hat.

  2. Carol on March 2, 2010 9:42 pm

    Looks really nice. I love the colours!

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