[knitting] Hats

I closed out 2008 with a few new hats.

One that was gifted away as a Christmas present:

Turkish Patterned Cap

Pattern: Turkish Patterned Cap from Hats On! by Charlene Schurch

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Wheat, 1.5 balls. Valley Yarns Northampton, Dark Gray, 1 ball.

Needles: US 5

Size: Large

Mods: Did a hemmed brim rather than a braided one, which I hear tends to roll up.


This one was just a quickie for me...

Turn a Square

Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (Brooklyn Tweed)

Yarn: Misc wool from the Norwich Farmer's Market. I can't remember the name of the farm that this came from :(

Needles: US 8

Size: One size.

Mods: I don't think the jogless jog worked all the well with the two rows of pink. It was less noticeable on the three rows of grey. I would suggest that if someone does this hat, work three rows of the main and contrast colors each. But this will affect how much yarn you need.


And my new favorite hat:

Watch Cap

Pattern: My own. Just knit lots and lots of ribbing, switch to stockinette, decrease, end.

Yarn: Plymouth Suri Merino, off white, two balls.

Needles: US 7

Size: 96 stitches.

It started out as a simple ribbed thing but I eventually made the decision to make the brim long enough to roll twice, then went to stockinette for the rest.

Watch Cap

I love it. It's simple, really soft, and covers my ears well. I can see this hat getting a lot of wear.


gayle said...

Nice hats!
I have the Schurch book - I've knit several of the hats, and have been very pleased with all of them.
Your merino hat looks very warm - just the thing for those scary negative-degree days!

Kihwa said...

This hat looks very soft and warm. I really like the color as well. and I'm sure this will look good on you.
=) Amy, your blog is full of amazing stuff. I'm very impressed.