Simple Hat - Sock Yarn

CLABBERS's picture

I thought I'd get acclimated to sock yarn finally. It is so delicate when compared to worsted and bulky weights. This is a stocking hat that my brother wanted me to make. It's nothing special, but it will fit his head closely which is what he wants. He is in southern CA, so he wanted lightweight. I thought this was a good opportunity to try my hand with sock weight. Maybe I'll get a pair of socks made yet!

The hat started out to look like this
http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/esplanade-hat.html?ac=1&

Notice that there is no ribbing. It's actually tucked under and then joined in the back by knitting both layers together. My clumsy fingers couldn't get that right, and it called for a provisional cast on and that just wasn't going to happen with sock yarn. I don't like provisional cast ons anyway, so to fumble the first time with such thin yarn just complicated matters. So, my brother gets ribbing. Everything else is the same.

Mark

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Comments

Bill's picture

Very good looking!
...funny that it isn't available on her site...how does one "sell out" of pdf patterns?
(grin)

CLABBERS's picture

Hi Bill,
Here is the Knit Picks URL for you to see.
http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/esplanade-hat.html?ac=1&

Enjoy.

Bill's picture

I can't download knitpicks patterns...don't know why...they don't seem to work with my mac.

Nehkhasi's picture

Nice pattern, hat and love the pretty blue. :-)

Nehkhasi

Tom Hart's picture

Great job, Mark! And extra credit for the sock yarn! I've just started my first project using sock yarn....very challenging!

Crafty Andy's picture

You did a great job.

AKQGuy's picture

You did a great job Mark, and congrats for getting back on the sock yarn horse and approaching this hat again. It looks great and he will hopefully love it.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great looking hat, Mark. Congrats to you and the lucky brother.

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thomasmc's picture

The first time I picked up sock yarn, I thought "I'll never be able to do anything with this THREAD." But, like everything else in knitting, it seems difficult at first, then you get used to it. Now I prefer that weight of yarn, it just seems easier to work with.