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
Modifications:
  • 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.

3 comments:

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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