Quick Knits for the, er, me | Polka Dot Cottage

Quick Knits for the, er, me

Posted January 14th, 2012 by

I’m at the Clayathon right now, taking a quick break from the polymer.  I’ve already made a nice little pile of things, and as soon as they are sanded and buffed, I’ll be sure to give you a peek.  For now, how about a completed knitting project?

Irish Hiking Hat #2

Irish Hiking Hat #2

13/365 January 13

I just loved Eamonn’s Irish Hiking Hat so much, I spent much of the last month contemplating one for myself.  I found a lovely sea foam tweed on sale, and whipped this baby up in three nights.

I am much happier with the way the crown came out on this one.  I wanted to maintain the integrity of the purl columns from top to bottom, so I had to replace nearly all of the K2togs in the decrease rows with P2togs, like so:

  1. P2, K2, P2tog, K6
  2. P2, K2, P1, K6
  3. P2, K1, P2tog, K6
  4. P2, K1, P1, K6
  5. P2, P2tog, K6
  6. P3, K6
  7. P1, P2tog, K6
  8. P2, K6
  9. P2tog, K6
  10. P1, K6
  11. P1, K2, K2tog, K2
  12. P1, K5
  13. P1, K1, K2tog, K2
  14. P1, K1, K2tog, K1
  15. P1, K2tog, K1
  16. P1, K2tog
  17. K2tog
  18. K2tog

I had intended to also do another cable in there at row 8, but I forgot all about it once I got going.  I think it gives the crown kind of a flower petal look.  I like it.

Oh, I just reaaaaaaally love this hat!

Actually, let me amend that statement.  I do love it, but not when I am actually wearing it.  I’m not really too keen on the way it looks on me.

Irish Hiking Hat #2

I think this experience confirms that I am just not a beanie person.

It’s ok.  I’m sure I will find someone, somewhere who would like to wear it.  I still need something for me to wear, though.  I’m thinking wurm.  If the beanie look doesn’t work for me, I might as well attempt slouchy!

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