Hello, I've been wanting to try this pattern for awhile, so I will be knitting one of these in Paton's classic wools to be donated through Wool-Aid, my online and Ravelry knitting group that makes wool hats, socks, sweaters, etc. for needy children in cold places around the world. Hats are always high on the list of desired items.
Sarah, very nicely done hat! The colors are so complimentary. Congratulations on mastering the dpns!
I have knit several of these hats for Christmas gifts this year, I have the final one on my needles right now - great KAL. Here are 2 of them.
I made this with a Red Heart self-striping Zebra print (did not do the stripes as written or jogless joining because I made it for my 5-year-old, who chose the yarn) and I love it except for where the decreases join. There seem to big gaps on the diagonals of the square top and in the very center. I've only been knitting a few years, so I might be doing something wrong. Any thoughts on tightening things up if I do it again?
What a fun project this was! Nice hat and easy. Next time I'll add the stripes.
Oh fun fun! I'll join along on this one!
Hi All, I think I might join you on this one. My husband needs one for sure!
diaperchangindaddy, you may be getting "ladders" from using dpns. If that's the case, try give your yarn an extra tug when you switch from one needle to the next. (love your name!)
Do join - it's a fun knit! Just finished. I used some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino from my stash and some Noro Silk Garden. Am happy with the result. Jeanie
Regarding the loose stitches, I agree with the necessity to tug a bit on the first stitch(es) when turning the corner on dpns. However, big gaps occurred for me because I forgot about the necessity to knit a round between decrease rounds! I had to rip back quite a ways...
Also, I found that there was a bit of an art to tightening up the yarn when carrying yarn up from stripes, but since you didn't do stripes this time, that's not applicable.
Can someone address my earlier question, please? --
When carrying yarn up when doing stripes, is it recommended to catch the unused color of yarn at every round, or is once every two or three rounds enough?
I just caught the yarn on the first round of the color. Jeanie
Nice job. I will be joining the KAL as soon as I finish a neck warmer. Don' t know what I have in my stash but hope to find something in gray worsted.
Thanks and good luck finding some yarn in your stash!
Finally got this done a last Friday, but haven't taken any good pictures of it.... This is one from my phone.
I ended up using Lion Brand Wool-ease because I have so much of it and wanted to have a little fun with the stripes. The Husband weighed in on the "pattern" of stripes and I did end up having to go back and tighten up one of the rows... sometimes I just shouldn't knit while watching TV... Hopefully blocking will help...
now to finish the last few projects on my Christmas knit list!
Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?