Friday, 31 August 2007

Yet Another Hat

Once again Mr. Bear does his duty and models my latest hat. This one is for me and I love it! The colour is actually a bit darker than in the photo. It's more of a clear blue and has less grey. I did try and make the strobist box that Mari knit liked me to, but that failed miserably. Well, it turned out, but has since wilted in the humidity and won't stand properly any more. So, I'll just have to make do. The next thing will be a matching cowl in the same yarn since there were leftovers enough.

Details of the pattern: it's the Coronet hat from Knitty. It's a relatively easy pattern to make and is a nice cable. Unfortunately / fortunately, I realized too late that I was meant to have knit the top so that the coronet band should be flipped up for extra warmth around the ears. I didn't do that, but it turned out all right in the end since the yarn is really too thick to do that anyway. I used a cotton blend because I wanted a hat that was warm, but not too warm. It should be good for the fall. I also changed the crown decreases a bit to suit the shape of my head better. I rather think the decrease pattern would have been just fine with a different, more springy yarn, but this one is stiff, so the shape matters a bit more. However you look at it, I love the thing and can heartily recommend it.


  1. I like the color you used.
    I also didn't make mine flip up, but because I didn't have enough yarn for it. :)

  2. The mittens were not bad. Very much like socks except for the added thumb. I linked the pattern, or "recipe" on Ravelry.