Monday, November 7, 2011

FO no. 35: Goodbye Summer; A Twisted Toque

Goodbye Summer

2011 Knit Challenge: 35 Knit, 25 to go!!

Goodbye Summer

If you remember this post then you will remember that I had a very difficult time starting this hat. It is featured in 60 Quick Knits and designed by Helen Sharp.

Goodbye Summer

The yarn is Patons Classic Wool in Leaf Green. The only modifications I made to this pattern is knitting it shorter. It is about an inch or inch and a half shorter. I think if I would have knit it to the called for length, it would be very pointy. I'm interested to see how the other KAL gals knit theirs.

I do think if I knit this again, I will not knit such a large brim with size US 7 because it makes it a little tight. I would either start with two inches of US 7 ribbing then switch to US 8 for the rest of ribbing, or start with US 8 for the whole ribbing. The twist pattern would also look nice with a larger needle, and maybe make the hat less pointy and stiff at the top.

I have a feeling I will gift this to somebody for Christmas, I'm just not sure for whom yet.