Friday, June 20, 2014

The Perfect Hat?

I've knit a few hats for myself recently, some more successful and some less. From left to right, there was the Hawthorne Hat, which is more like a cap because I forgot to change needles after knitting the brim, there is the Norie hat, otherwise known as "Jabba the hat mark II" and most recently Romi Hill's Great Oddments Fairy Snowcap. Of these, the Snowcap is my favourite, but the pom=pom sort of bounces when I walk, which is annoying, and Leon mocks me mercilessly, because that's what he thinks pom-poms are all about. So, while I was waiting for my vest to dry, i though I would have another go at making the perfect hat. Romi's Elven Cloche is different from the only other two kinds of knitted hat that I've outlined here: the beanie and the slouch beanie. I figured since it's knit with chunky it would be quite quick:

 Which it was. I didn't have any chunky yarn, so I held four strands of sock yarn together, specifically sparkle sock yarn! It fits perfectly, but it is knit at quite a dense gauge so it's super warm and feels just a tiny bit like I'm wearing a helmet! I quite like it, but only time will tell whether it will become my go-to hat, or fall neglected to the back of the cupboard.

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