Here’s a Finished Object that I’m very late blogging. It’s also my very first EZ project. FuzzyBritches’ Warm Up the Winter gave me the perfect opportunity to knit a Very Warm Hat, which I’ve wanted to knit for quite a while now.
The yarn was left over from the Triple Patterned hat you’ve already seen. I knit this hat a little bit shorter that I would’ve liked (scarcely 7 inches / 18 cm before starting the crown shaping) because I was pretty sure I didn’t have enough yarn left for a larger hat. (In the end, I had just a couple yards left of each color, whew!) This would probably fit a child or small adult best, unless one wanted to wear it as a beanie.
I took a picture of the stranding inside under an Ott lamp. It was nighttime and at this point in the project, I was ready to begin the decreasing of the second crown, so I wove in all the ends and took a quick picture. I didn’t want to put it down until the next day for a better photo.
I’m very, very happy with how smooth my stitches appear in the small motifs. Instead of holding one color in each hand, I carried both yarns in my right hand. It was definitely awkward, and half of the time I just dropped the yarn not in use while working with the other. I can’t wait to try more stranded projects and practice holding two colors with my right hand. My left-handed knitting tension is so inconsistent that I don’t like to bother with it.
This hat was lots of fun. I’d love to knit one for myself, if I can decide on a motif to use. It would certainly come in handy! (Yesterday morning, it was about 7°F / -14°C at 8:30 when I cleaned the sidewalks at my parents’ house. Brr!)
I can’t decide which side I like better, purple or cream. What do you think?
Pattern: “Very Warm Hat” by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Knitting Around Size: 16.5-inch circumference Yarn: half skein each of: Cascade 220 Quatro, 5015 Plum Crazy and Patons Classic Wool Merino, 203 Maize Needles: Susan Bates Quicksilver and Takumi Clover US 6 (4 mm) circulars Started: September 25, 2007 Completed: September 26, 2007