Hat #1
Tuesday September 19th 2017, 10:43 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,Friends,Knitting a Gift

I woke up this morning with a clarity of thought: what I want to do today is to get Alex’s hat done.

I’d started in the discontinued, densely-spun Zara 14 and my first attempt at matching its thickness for the second stripe had failed–but after yesterday’s mail, I could do it now.

Electric blue and black was the verbal request with the artist’s rendering, chunky yarn specifically hoped for.

Found both colors from the same line after all.

It came out very stretchy and short one blue stripe, being long enough for a good fold-up brim already. (Not to mention my running out of blue.) But I did get that bit of brightness at the top thing going on just like she did and it tickles me no end.

Meantime, look what opened up. In September!

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You did it! One more happy kid!

Comment by DebbieR 09.20.17 @ 5:11 am

I love that you had a visual to go by! *big smile*

Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 09.20.17 @ 5:57 am

Great hat and such a beautiful flower! I am enjoying my mums and coreopsis still blooming and lovely. My porch geraniums are also thriving and it is so nice to walk out onto the porch to such colors! Won’t last too much longer as the cold is coming fast and furious.

Comment by chris 09.20.17 @ 7:14 am

I wish I could accomplish as much knitting as you do! Well done!

Comment by LynnM 09.20.17 @ 9:02 am

So happy you finished it. I have been working on a couple of orange hats for my grandsons, requested for hunting. I knit one that I wasn’t happy with and started over. I kept changing needle sizes. I’m on version five now and finally have one I’m happy with. So glad to have settled on something and be done with the ripping. 🙂

Comment by Jane 09.20.17 @ 11:10 am

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