Monday, November 7, 2011
FO no. 35: Goodbye Summer; A Twisted Toque
2011 Knit Challenge: 35 Knit, 25 to go!!
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.
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.