It's Tuesday- Have a Hat

I continue to use up my stash; these yarns are Knitpicks Camel Heather and Claret Heather. I love the colors, but I don't like the way the yarn performs. Good enough for a hat, I suppose, but I won't be buying this yarn again. Anyway, it's true: you get what you pay for.

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ronhuber's picture

A very attractive hat, Albert. That band is certainly going to keep your ears warm. The colour combination is very beautiful.

QueerJoe's picture

You do beautiful hats and I love how you give us the wisdom of your experience with the various yarns. I'll have to make sure I do that for future blog posts.

Do you have any pictures of you modeling your hats?

albert's picture

Actually, Joe, I believe some photos are better left untaken!

Bill's picture

Knitpicks Camel Heather and Claret Heather?
Albert...which specific yarn is that...and what didn't you like...?
splitting, feel, ???
I have their sample cards, but have mostly ordered supplies from them, not yarn.

albert's picture

It's Wool of the Andes- it fuzzes and pills, and generally looks shabby when subjected to wear. I knit a sweater for a friend a while back (see my post about the F.O. sweater). A few weeks after I gave it to him, he wore it into work and it looked like a mangy dog- shabby and covered with pills that would choke a horse.

Bill's picture

Thanks, I remember you commenting about that a while ago. I'll mark the colour sample card so I remember.

PieintheSky88's picture

My God Albert, you're like a machine! And they STILL come out beautiful...

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

albert's picture

Thanks, Joe- I could use an oil change, though.

PieintheSky88's picture

Couldn't we all =)

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

WillyG's picture

Great hat again, Albert! I especially like the contrasting detail on the crown. Will you be sharing this recipe?

albert's picture

Sure Willy:

Holding two strands of color #1 worsted weight yarn together as one, or one strand of bulky weight yarn cast 70 stitches onto a size 10 circ (or dpns).

Knit the headband in Slip Stitch Weave for 3 inches as follows:

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *Slip 1 wyib, P1 repeat from * all around
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: * P1, Slip 1 wyib repeat from * all around

After headband do 2 purl rounds as a border between the headband and body of hat.

Switch to color #2 and knit in stockinette for 5 inches.

On last row before beginning decreases, begin carrying color #1 behind color #2 by weaving in. At this point use dpns, magic loop or two circs for decrease rounds.

When doing all k2tog decreases, use color #1 for decrease stitch, and when doing the knit rows between the decrease rows, knit the color #1 stitches again with color #1.

Decrease rounds:

Row 1: k5, k2tog
Row 2: knit
Row 3: k4, k2tog
Row 4: knit
Row 5: k3, k2tog
Row 6: knit
Row 7: k2, k2tog
Row 8: knit
Row 9: k1, k2tog
Row 10: knit
Row 11: k2tog all around with color #1 (weave in color #2 behind for a few stitches, then cut)
Row 12: k2tog all around with color #1

Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches with darning needle, pass needle through center hole to inside, turn hat inside out and weave in tail.

Wash and block.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks. I really like this. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kilted Knitter's picture

Very Nice Work Albert!! I love the color and contrasting color. I may have to try this hat, it doesn't look to hard, but then I am a hat virgin, if there is such a thing. Also a sweater virgin.

scottly's picture

And yet another lovely hat! But thanks especially for the tips on Knit Picks yarns. The price always tempts me but you are correct - you get what you pay for.

pjmma's picture

Another inspiring hat Albert!
I'm really starting to look forward to your weekly hat showcase :) Please don't stop!

albert's picture

Careful what you wish for!

asbrigida's picture

So cool!

AntBee's picture

Wonderful hat, love the colours and the weave on the band!
Thank you for the pattern!