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?
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:
- P2, K2, P2tog, K6
- P2, K2, P1, K6
- P2, K1, P2tog, K6
- P2, K1, P1, K6
- P2, P2tog, K6
- P3, K6
- P1, P2tog, K6
- P2, K6
- P2tog, K6
- P1, K6
- P1, K2, K2tog, K2
- P1, K5
- P1, K1, K2tog, K2
- P1, K1, K2tog, K1
- P1, K2tog, K1
- P1, 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.
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!