Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hat Me

Because we all need wool hats in June.
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Pattern: Felicity
Yarn: not even half a hank of Manos 100% wool in green and white

Procrastiknitting at its silliest, here you see me avoiding a couple WIPs that are currently taunting me from the knitting basket. I like this hat pattern mucho (this being the third time I've made it). The only thing I'd change was my over-compensation for gauge. The original pattern calls for something worsted (I think...) and Manos is more of an aran. So I cast on 56 sts instead of the 70(?) the pattern calls for. It's a wee bit snug on my substantial head, but I have hopes that it'll stretch out and fit just dandy.

In other news: my red felted slippers have returned from a triumphant cycle in the wash, and are eagerly awaiting my embellishment. I haven't played with felted knits yet, so I'm quite looking forward to this one.

7 comments:

Kai said...

Love the hat! And love the stripeyness of it :)

Can't wait to see the slippers.

juicyknits said...

I think I need a hat for July. ;-) Well done!

Poethead said...

The hat is really cool, but. . .aren't you supposed to be working on the Corona pattern??!! HA! Just kidding. You know how much I want that pattern!!

Unraveling Sophia said...

I have to say - your hat reminds me of the Cat in the Hat!! I love it! :D

Steph said...

Do you even read my blog anymore...?

Nice Manos. Love the green.

Hilary said...

Very, very cute. I love how it's all floppy on the top. And the color? Diviiiine.

Sel and Poivre said...

Oooo I can't wait to see the red felted slippers!