Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chef's Hat?

I have finally completed a project for Ravelympics. The Montana Tunic has been causing me distress so I thought that I would do some instant gratification knitting to make me feel better. And thus, the Shroom Hat was knitted. It is a free pattern from and calls for two skeins of Spud & Chloe Outer. While I do have the yarn, I didn't want to use it just yet. I instead used a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Chunky. I started this last night during a movie and finished this morning while waiting for a seat at Wally Waffle. This may be the first hat I've knit that I will actually wear. It comes low enough to cover my ears and puffs up on the top. Since I have a ton of hair I can't really pull off the beanie/skull cap look. Of course, Adam did say it looks like a chef's hat which took a little wind out of my sails. I'll just ignore that.

Ravelympics medal for knitting a hat

Ravelympics medal for using only one skein of yarn.

Hopefully I can get a better picture soon that isn't taken by me in my bright yellow bathroom.

Pattern: Shroom by Lee Wood Juvan
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Chunky in Paris Night, 1 skein
Needles: US9 16" circulars for ribbing, US11 16" circulars and DPNs for puff stitch
Began: February 20
Finished: February 21

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  1. Nice! I can't wait for you to come hang out at my house, I'm not afraid of color either.

  2. Yay! I'm glad you have a finished object! I think the Montana sweater will turn out nicely you are just a bit overwhelmed by it. Keep up the work!

  3. Nice! You should make hubby take a better picture of you since he made a snarky comment. He owes you one! I tried this hat on yesterday at my LYS. The shop owner knit one as a shop model out of Cascade Magnum. Really cozy hat.


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