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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Hats Off To You...

Well, still taking a little break from the lace projects though to be honest, I am still doing work on them as well. One little project I knit up pretty much last evening was the hat in the pic below.

I made it with Lion Brand Suede (it's 100% polyester - but no polyesters were killed or injured in the making of the hat). I used size 5.5 mm needles and follwed the pattern from Knit It! which was displayed until April - didn't say which issue it was though, other than when to display it until.

The hat is called "Cloche Topper" and has a "flower" type thingy on the side. I didn't like the "flower", so I decided not to make it. The hat is looking kind of squarish - but that's because I have it hanging over the square post at the top of the stairs on the back deck. The colour is teal, but it looks a little bluer in this picture.

I ended up casting on a tad bit too tight and I think when I drew the end piece through the last few stitches before sewing up the seam, I pulled that a bit too tight. Other than that though it looks fine. Here is a close up of the stitches:

I will make this pattern again, but I might try it on 4.5 mm needles (the pattern calls for that but mine were in use so I used the 5.5 mm that the yarn wrapper calls for). Also, the needles I used were some "cheapish" plastic ones and I think if I had used aluminum needles it might have been a little better.

And finally, a picture of the cat in the hat...or cat under the hat...or maybe I should title the caption for this picture as "Tiny Cat; Giant Hat"...

7 comments:

Catherine Kerth said...

oooo, i like it! and the color is really pretty! can't wait to get my few projects out of the way to start my fair isle mittens! yeah!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

You did a great job on the hat. And, the kitty picture is SO CUTE! : )

amylovie said...

I love the hat, and the kitty.

Amy

Bliss said...

Heh... it does look like the giant hat is about to swallow up the tiny kitty. (What a cutie!)

Charity said...

Great hat, and I love the colour!

Karen said...

Cute hat! I bet it's soft.

Shelley said...

Karen, it is VERY soft!