Friday, December 01, 2006
My whisky hat
I fell in love with this pattern back in May or June, the first time I saw it in a magazine ad. I had such fun knitting this hat. The neat thing about it is even though I was on a size 3 needle and the yarn is what I would call smaller then sport or Dk, its totally lined. The process is you start with a provisional cast on that knit the brim, then purl one round and then repeat the brim pattern again. The reason for this is at the end there will be 4 layers around the ears. After both brims are knit then you begin the hat, you can't see but there is pattern work all over the hat. Once the hat is done I added the tassel, and then went back to the provisional cast on and pick up the live stitches and knit the lining in the teal. I can't wait to wear it when we as a church group go Christmas carroling later this month. I'm sure I will be toasty warm.