Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hat Week


And it was the week to knit hats....

Really this is about avoiding working on the laptop-bag-from-hell that I love in a strange "don't want to touch the damn thing" sort of way. It is has just become such a large thing that I think I will make some major mods and just finish the damn thing. I am convinced that it is the 2m of handle that is really putting me off. So what is a girl to do faced with such a dilemma?

INSTANT GRATIFICATION! And what is the best instant gratification (apart from dishcloths)? HATS!

First I knit a Jacques Cousteau Hat for Jason from 100purewool merino worsted. Such a lovely, smooshy yarn. Jason was less than enamoured with the last hat I knit him (can't blame him really, it was hideous) so I thought I would try this one for him. He seems to quite like this one. I did the turn up 5cm shorter than the pattern suggested and it has turned out very practical in that you can wear it well turned and then if the weather turns more feral pull it down right over the ears.

Next I completed a Dizzy for myself in lime green Cotton Fleece. This was my first experience of this yarn and I really like it. It has been sitting in my stash for some time and I just couldn't think what to do with it. This has turned out to be a lovely project for it. I may even knit some matching wrist warmers from it. The pattern worked out nicely but took quite a lot of guess work to get there.

In my patterns I like to err on the side of mind-numbing detail rather than risk someone not getting my intent. I know this isn't everyone's way but sometimes I wish it was....

Thirdly Duncan requested a hat "juts like Daddy's but flat like yours". I took that to mean a JC without the turn up and he seems happy enough. His is knit in Country Silk like his hoodie that he loves and wears to death.

Sadly there might be one last hat before the week is out. It is Gran's birthday and a quickie, lace hat might be just the thing....

3 comments:

Kelli said...

Nice hats! I did the JC for my dad and really enjoyed knitting it. I also did the turn up a bit shorter as it seemed way too long otherwise. Turned out perfect

cheers
Kelli

Kris said...

gorgeous! especially love Duncan's hat. Is it hat weather down there now?

Jack said...

I am afraid it is. :(