Thursday, January 10, 2008

stella's hat

This hat has been done for about a week, but I just hadn't got around to posting it until now. Stella's Hat, by Melissa, was a quick, fun knit. (Excuse the crummy, lifeless pictures. There's just never any sunshine when I need to shoot photos. Ever.) I had to adjust the pattern to work with my gauge because I used Lamb's Pride Bulky on size 9's, but the hat came out nice and dense and warm. I modified it by casting on 72 st., and then starting with row 3 when I got to the decreases. Originally, I had wanted the top to flop over, but as soon as I started knitting, I knew that the fabric was just too dense. And then I realized I would have run out of yarn, as well. So I knit about 1.5" inches longer than the pattern called for, which allowed the quirky, squarish top of the hat to maintain its quirky squareness by extending past the top of my giant noggin just a bit and still keep my ears warm. I would knit this hat again in a heartbeat! But probably in a funner (yes, funner) color next time.

17 Comments:

Blogger a friend to knit with said...

fabulous. and that color is fun! it will go with everything.
i love it.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Super cute hat.

11:31 AM  
Blogger lekkercraft said...

that was fast! i looks really good on you. Is that more trinity stitch?

11:32 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

very cute (and square!) going in my rav queue!! (how much of the skein did you use?)

11:49 AM  
Blogger sue said...

The hat looks great.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Love the hat! I want to knit another one too.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Alice said...

What a great hat! You are so lucky it seems you look great in every hat you knit :)

5:48 PM  
Blogger Kristyn said...

Love the hat and I love the color.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

The hat is so cute! Especially with your jacket(?)!

6:34 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

i love that color actually :)

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Super cute. . . and super fun! I love it.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Funner is totally a word.

Cute hat, I love the top!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Preita said...

This hat is begging to be fushia! :) Love the pattern, very quirky & very cute

6:28 PM  
OpenID Maureen said...

I love your hat - there's so many great hat patterns right now!

10:07 AM  
Blogger kate said...

that hat is deifnately cute. I am glad Melissa posted the pattern.

I can;t wait to see your finished Patti -- it IS slightly trendy, but I think it is such a cute sweater, so who cares?!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Definitely a fun hat!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Lang said...

super cute! Love that pattern!

10:31 PM  

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