Saturday, January 27, 2007

I Love This Hat!

Finished Tychus today, and this is it. Love it!!

Pattern: Tychus from Summer 2005 Knitty.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay in 'Citric' and 'Magenta'
Needles: 8US Addi Turbos
Mods: I dislike seaming, and I didn't care for the wider stripe created by the seam join, so using only one strand of the MC and needles one size smaller, I picked up 38 stitches along the cast-on edge and bound off using 3-needle bind off; no seam! I also embellished it w/ a vintage floral pin from my collection.

This hat was easy-peasy, all garter stitch. Didn't even need to wrap stitches for the short rows, probably because it is double-stranded; did I mention it is double-stranded? It is! Makes it super warm. Also makes it a bit spendy when knit in Manos, as it used all but about 3 yards of 2 full skeins, one in each color. The pattern is written for a worsted-weight acrylic, so you could definitely go budget. All in all a great knit.

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10 comments:

  1. That is a cool hat. You really needed 2 full skeins for it? It must be super warm.

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  2. GORGEOUS!

    I am about to graduate from the one skein Noro hat pattern that you gave me eons ago

    I gave my mom a bag of yarn, needles, and a pattern for a felted hat that I will be attempting next

    wish me luck

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  3. tienne: super warm, super thick. it is double-stranded, hence the massive yardage requirements. but also uber-quick and easy.

    r, i'm impressed that you are making a hat kit you gave your mom. congrats on graduation; does this need celebrating over cocktails? i think it does!!

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  4. I didnt give it to her as a kit...

    I gave it to her with the promise that it would return to her in another form

    it was an x-mas giftie

    not sure why but I tend to decide at the last possible second that Im going to make gifts

    Im finishing a x-mas scarf too

    these days my hands get sore and I'm incredibly

    s l o w . . . .

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  5. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Hey V,

    My V & I just dropped by to catch up. Glad to hear your sister is doing better. :)

    Can't wait to see what you spin out of your hair!

    V is on his computer checking out the celeb site that you tried.

    Tell Cole we said hello....much love to you both.

    M & V

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  6. hi michelle!! cole says 'hello'. thanks for stopping in. you'll have to tell me who your v looks like. hee. xo

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  7. The hat looks awesome! I like the colors even better in real life than under the wacky lights at Plaza Grill.

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  8. thx, b! it looks totally different in natural light, doesn't it? of course, i promptly left it at friends' house saturday. doh!

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  9. I love that pattern. I used it to knit my first ever hat, and it was so quick as well, and the results so pleasing.

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  10. thank YOU idleberry! it *was* easy-peasy, wasn't it? super quick to knit.

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