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Slouchy Purple Hat

8 Dec

this photo (and none really) do the hat justice

I have a 17 year old cousin who is very Boho and faux hippy. She’s a great girl, and I love her to death. I can’t wait until she gets to be a real adult so we can hang out and do real adult things together. At any rate, this knit was for her!

It’s another Christmas project. I was searching for slouchy hats for myself (I love hats) and stumbled across this pattern: Slouchy Lace Hat by Jessamyn. When I saw it, I knew that my cousin would love it and immediately started to work on it (even though I have other, more pressing gifts to finish).

I used a soft, dark purple yarn from Lion Brand Jiffy. It’s called Grape. The color is gorgeous and so is the texture of the hat.

I didn’t follow the pattern exactly. Through some error I managed to give the lace a really interesting zig-zagged type of pattern. I have no idea what I did, but I love how it turned out, error and all.

The pattern says to repeat rounds 8 & 9 twelve times for a total of 24 rows. I had somewhere around 40 rows, so I repeated it about 20 times. Also, when I switched to double pointed needles for the finishing and cast off I jumped up to size 10. I didn’t have size 8 double pointed needles available, but I can’t tell that it mad any real difference in the hat.

I definitely suggest the pattern to anyone who wants a cute, comfy hat. I’m going to add it to my list of things to make for myself after Christmas.

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The Jayne Hat Experiment

5 Oct

The Pink Jayne Hat

As a nerd, and as a part of a nerdherd, things always turn geeky. I’ve been knitting for a few years now, but have only recently branched out past scarves and hats. I wanted to try to follow a few patterns, and for my friend’s birthday he wants a Jayne Hat. For those of you unaware- Jayne is a character in Serenity/Firefly, and his mother knits him a hat and he wears it in the show and call sit his Cunning Hat. Anywho- I told him I would knit one!

I found this pattern online for the Jayne hat- and I decided, before using the appropriate colors to knit it in, that I would do it in bright girly colors- thereby making a lady-like Jayne hat that Mom Cobb could be proud of!

It turned out much better than I originally expected. The ear flaps are a bit long- but that can be easily fixed when I make the legitimate version. Full size pictures after the cut!

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