Monday, October 22, 2007

utopia hat

I caught up on some tv this weekend and finished up the Utopia Hat for my brother-in-law. The two skeins of Elann Peruvian Sierra Aran I had were more than enough for this pattern, using size 8 needles. I didn't swatch, since I figured the rib and cable pattern would be pretty forgiving, and the size is just right. I would knit this hat again in a heartbeat. The pattern is easy enough to knit while watching tv, but interesting enough that it didn't bore me, but not SO "interesting" that my mild-mannered brother-in-law wouldn't wear it. :) One Christmas gift down...on to the next!


Blogger binet said...

damn you're fast! it looks great. from the picture i couldn't tell that the cables arced into each other- i love it.

7:43 PM  
Blogger emilyoboe said...

hey, nice hat! looks good in that colour too.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

oh wow, that hat is really pretty. i might have to knit one for myself. thanks for the inspiration. :)

9:44 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Nice pattern, and love the color! Yay for Christmas knitting!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is a great hat! Thanks for the link!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Wow, it looks great! And your description of the pattern is great -- I love things that keep your interest but aren't too involved.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

very nice - it looks soft!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Really cute! I think you should knit one for yourself!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

the hat looks good on you. Are you sure your BIL needs it? :)

12:08 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

You've got me sold, I think my little brother would appreciate that hat for Christmas.

12:11 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

it looks so good on you....i want one for ME!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Knittypants said...

Looks great, love it with the heathered yarn.

5:17 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

you know i really need to work on a hat. i'm sick of sweaters!

11:31 PM  
Blogger shopgirl said...

I'm impressed. The one year I tried to knit all my gifts was a big failure. The hat is beautiful.

P.S. I'm tagging you. Play along if you like.

2:09 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

What a great pattern! I love it!

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Hey Jenna!! Love that hat...I may need to make it for my husband!!!

9:16 AM  
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9:35 PM  
Blogger Oliver said...

Love the hat. Loved it so much I had to knit one myself. I used thicker yarn so I ended up reducing the # of cast on stitches to 72 and cut down on the # of cable crossovers. Can't wait to see what other X-mas gifts you're whipping up.

9:39 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

excellent hat! I feel like I've already said this to you(?), but I'm so taken by how the cables migrate into the shapes. Very cool.

6:22 PM  

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