February 1, 2012

A Hat

Knitty, an online knitting magazine, published a cute hat pattern Escargot.  I had some yarn set aside and needed a warmer hat so off I went…

The yarn is a purply-grey boucle, very soft.  Paired with black mohair for contrast I think the end result is pretty good.  I changed the hat a little, by using a long tail cast on and knitting an extra WS row.  This makes the bottom edge 1/3 wider and less prone to rolling.  It also made the flower disproportionately black, so I tacked under much of the black edging before sewing down the flower bit.

The flower is still a bit larger than I'd envisioned, but overall I'm happy with the final result.  It matches my new mittens and keeps my head warm :)

Someday I'll have a willing photographer...


  1. What a cute hat! It really does look a bit like a snail shell -- in a good way!

  2. TOTALLY love the hat. Wow. This is the first time I actually wished I could knit (but I still have no desire to learn). Beautiful job on this.

    1. Wow, thank you :D If I wasn't about to use up the last of the yarn I'd make you one!


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