Gansey Redux

It’s hard to get back in the swing of blogging when one hasn’t been able to blog regularly for a while. My knitting feels unproductive. I’ve also been procrastinating on finishing up a sock pattern, but have set this week as the deadline.

The mother of one of Mom’s co-workers had recently passed away, and she had given my mother two bagfuls of leftover yarn (her mother had been a knitter and crocheter). Mom requested that I make her (the co-worker) a gansey cap with this yarn, just like the one I had made earlier this year.

My first attempt, knitting the size Medium, was huge! I liked the fabric I was getting with the US 6 needles, and didn’t want to go down to a 5, so I tried again with the size Small. The results were better, a little bit big, but a fair fit.


When I had Mom make the pompom I suggested she try one with both colors, since we had plenty of yarn. The end result is pretty cute.

I did discover that there is a small error in the body chart. The left side indicator for size Small is off by one stitch. I contacted the publisher, and they were already aware of this. This error should be corrected in the third and subsequent printings (I have the second).

Pattern: “Gansey Watch Cap” by Charlene Schurch, Hats On! Size: Small Yarn: unidentified acrylic in cream and sage Needles: Various brands US 6 circulars Started: April 9, 2008 Completed: April 13, 2008 Token Progress: 2 of 10 (Tokens available – 0)

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9 Responses to “Gansey Redux”

  1. Chris Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Cute hat!!

  2. Guinifer Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Cute hat, great colors.

  3. Jeanne Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    The hat turned out well. When I find an error, I usually just swear rather than contact the publisher. What a good idea!

  4. mrspao Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Lovely hat!

  5. Jodi Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Cute hat! Sadly enough, it was cold enough for hats yesterday here in Chicago, as we actually got some snow. Sigh…

  6. Tracey Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Great hat, and what a nice thing to do.

  7. knittymama Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Cute hat!! Love the multi colored pom pom.

  8. Tanya Says:
    May 5th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I feel your blogging pain. Great hat!

  9. Opal Says:
    May 6th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I know what you mean about trying to get back into the swing of blogging. I’ve had a really hard time of it. Especially since I’m not even in my own home!

    BTW, I love the hat and I’m glad you posted the errata!

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