Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hats!! And Head Things...

For everyone wondering why the heck I'm not knitting with all the b-e-a-utiful yarn I recently stashed, I will let you know. When I first started searching all the knitting patterns on the internet, I came across the Jayne Cobb Hat patterns and I knew that I wanted to make one for myself because I love the Firefly TV series and the Serenity movie. So, I recently promised myself that I would not start another project until I finished a Jayne hat. Unfortunately, I couldn't start the Jayne hat because I was knitting another hat for a friend with the same yarn I planned to use.

But, I finally finished the hat for my friend and here it is:

(It huge on me, but that's good since it's for a boy with a big head.)

Pattern: Ribbed Beanie by Woolly Wormhead (free)
Yarn: Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids - I can't remember with exact color name, but it's a bright orange.
Needles: US 8, bamboo circulars
Size: Large
Made For: Britt
  • CO 80 sts with yarn doubled.
  • Worked in 5x3 rib for 7 inches.
  • Started decrease rows as listed in instructions, except used p2tog instead of k2tog for the first 2 decrease rows.
  • Decreased until 10 sts left. Because I’m lazy. And tired.
Britt is a huge fan of the University of Tennessee football team and these are their team colors. Here's a closeup of the logo I duplicate-stitched into the side:

US 8 needles are kind of small for 2 strands of worsted weight, but I wanted a thick fabric so that it would be more durable and denser for warmth.

I got to start the Jayne hat a couple days ago, and looking through all of the different patterns, I didn't really find one that I really wanted to use. A lot of them call for bulky weight wool, which I don't have... Haha, I only have Red Heart acrylic in the right colors. So, I'm just making it up as I go along. I haven't finished it, but will post pictures and write out what I did when it's done.

I also made a little progress on the Quant headband:

You know, a little progress ;) It's turning out kind of cool... I think the color changes in my yarn aren't gradual enough to look as nice as the one the designer (Star Athena) made, but it's still fun.


Lupie said...

Love the beanie and I have always wanted to make that headband.

Oiyi said...

I love the T that you added.

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