Sunday, April 01, 2007

So-Called Hat

And here is another installment in Unexpected Knitting Series. I wasn't planning on knitting My So-Called Scarf. It wasn't on my to knit list, and that list is so long, I expected to be knitting nothing besides list items for a long time. Then I went to the going out of business sale at A Stitch Above in Providence and fell in love with some skeins of Manos.
My So-Called Scarf turned out to be the perfect pattern for my new yarn, and I enjoyed knitting it so much that I wanted to make a matching hat. This is the pattern I found (moonfrog is just a really cool name for a blog too!), and here is the hat with a few minor modifications:


A closeup of the hat on my head:


Pattern Notes:
Pattern: My Herringbone Hat for My So-Called Scarf by Rebecca (see link to her blog above)
Yarn: Manos Del Uruguay in Mulled Wine, less than 1 skein
Needles: US 10 (I think I'm becoming a loose knitter)
Modifications: I made the hat a bit shorter so it covers only part of my ears. I only knit 5" before beginning the decreases and left out the second knit row after the second decrease. Otherwise, everything is knit as written.

In other news: I was going to flash my stash, but as I'm leaving for Germany on Tuesday, I don't want to have to put everything back and reorganize it. Maybe next year. This year, I'm packing part of my stash for its trip overseas and leaving the rest safe in its containers, to await my return and subsequent attempt to knit from stash and nothing else.

Yeah, like I'm not going to buy souvenir yarn in Germany...

22 comments:

sgeddes said...

What a perfect compliment to your beautiful scarf! I hadn't seen the matching hat before.

Janelle said...

Oh, that is so cool! Thank you for posting the pattern link. I knit two of the scarves last year and wanted a hat to give as a gift with one, but couldn't find a pattern. I ended up doing a generic hat which looked fine, but this would have been better. They both look great, that yarn is beautiful.

Bezzie said...

What a great find! It looks great!

You'll have to flash when you come back w/your Germany-trip yarn. Pack an extra suitcase or a giant SASE! ;-)

LadyLungDoc said...

Loose maybe, but not cheap ;)

carrieknits said...

That hat is sooo cute!! I haven't seen that pattern either! LOVE it!! Great job!

Zonda said...

Fabulous hat! It matches so well! Thanks for the link too! :) Have a super trip! Take care! We'll miss you! :)

weezalana said...

Great hat! Love that it matches your scarf!

I'm happy to stash sit while you're gone. heh heh heh...

Amanda said...

That's so cool! I made three of those scarves, and think I may knit that pattern again in the future. The hat is a lovely accompaniment.

Good travels!

Becky said...

It looks great! So glad it worked for you. Makes me want to make another one -- and I have the yarn, too. : )

Dipsy said...

This hat looks absolutely adorable - it's just so perfect with the gorgeous Manos that you've been using! Thanks too for posting the link to the pattern, I will definitely try this one too!
Have an awesome time in Germany, my friend - a safe travel and a lot of fun! Enjoy!

rincaro said...

Awesome. Like I need a hat/scarf combo down here, but hey, I'm sure someone I know does!

chemgrrl said...

Cute!

Have fun in Germany. I've heard, but cannot confirm, that you can buy sock yarn in gas stations in Germany. Can you imagine? Gas stations!

cathy said...

Nice hat & scarf set.
Have fun in Germany :)

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Nice hat! And I love that colorway for you. Manos has the most gorgeous colors.

Bonnie said...

Great hat and scarf--the colors are perfect. Makes me want to break my yarn diet for some Manos. Which I won't do--but I can think about it, right?

Have a great trip!

Knittypants said...

Cute hat, it looks perfect with your scarf!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I often knit things not on any sort list of future knits. Spur of the moment knitting. It's satisfying in a different way than planned projects. Have a terrific time in Deutschland. Ich habe Deutsche studiert. Es war in die 1970's. Ich habe Deutsch vergesst. Sehr--und das tut mir leid. Deutsch is ein hubsche Sprache.

Laura said...

what a cute hat! I like better than the scarf :-) I hope you're having a good time at home.

thanks for your comment on my blog!

Toggle said...

cute hat

Rain said...

Ooh that's pretty! Have a fabulous time in Germany.

Anonymous said...

That hat is gorgeous I love the colorway! This is my first visit to your blog and I like it:) I'll be checking in to see how Germany is going for you!

Heather
hdaniels83.wordpress.com

Annie said...

Love it!! I have three skeins of Manos for a scarf and hat, and have wanted to do the so called scarf, but couldn't find a hat- thanks for the link! Yours looks fantastic!!