Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sideways Grande Hat

I think this was just the thing I needed for my knitted pick-me-up. 

I cast on for this Thursday, just in time to lay in bed and watch my TV shows. I picked it back up on Friday afternoon and after a couple hours, I had a new hat! And just in time for 80 degree weather, no less. 


This hat has a really interesting construction. The entire thing is knit flat then seamed up the side to the center of the top. The cables are knit and twisted separately. I ended up using almost all that was left of my yarn. I was nervous that I would run out and that it might come out too big so, on the advice of many other Ravelers, I cast on 36 stitches. 


I've never been much of a hat wearer. I think that has something to do with never having to wear a winter hat until moving to Ohio. But this might just be one that makes its way into my regular winter wear rotation.

9 comments:

  1. these one is very lovely! I like it!

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  2. wow, love this hat. it's so unique looking. i am a big hat wearer, i need to make myself a new one.

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  3. It is a very cute hat, and living in Ohio I bet you will soon be wearing it.
    Meredith

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your hat and may add it to the long, long Rav queue. I used to hate wearing hats and sweaters, now that I knit, it has changed radically. One of my favorite patterns is Jared Flood's Quincy hat, the other is Horizontal Cables by Dawn Catarazzo. Good luck with the challenge this month! I have already seen a radical increase in my numbers! Erin

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  5. What a wonderful construction. Would love to see a photo of you in it !

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  6. oh cute! (agree I want to see you modeling it!!)

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  7. I would get regular wear out of it, too. So cute!

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  8. what a marvelous hat!
    i may just have to add this pattern to my queue!

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