halfdome hat

kylewilliam's picture

I finished my first "halfdome" hat last night - I ended up with too many stitches somehow (I don't know how unless I counted my decrease rows wrong) - but it turned out pretty good! I used Grignasco Top Print 100% alpaca for this one - it's very cozy - if it wasn't already warm and on its way to well over 100 degrees today I might have put it on!

I'm sure I'll be making many more of these -
as most of you probably know, this is from Jesse's pattern (www.yarnboy.com) that was published in Knitty...


Celowin's picture

Very nice looking. I like your choice of yarn much better than that in the original pattern. I thought the pictures with the pattern looked too bright to wear unless you were worried about visibility from 5 miles away, while your halfdome looks much more stylish.

MMario's picture

looks good Kyle; I don't think ending up with the "wrong" number of stitches hurt it any. (Unless it's because there is a dropped stitch lurking somewhere waiting to unravel on you.

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OKknitguy's picture

I tried one, but I'm suck a loose knitter, mine just didn't turn out well. I think I need to try it again, and go smaller and also use a differnt yarn.

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Chris Vandenburg's picture

Great job Kyle!

I have just the roll to seam left on mine. I didn't have the CC with me yesterday when I was finishing it up. Then I'll block it.

To tell you the truth I borrowed one of those styrofoam wig heads to shape it once it's blocked. Also I think it might be just a bit big and might try my hand at felting it ever so slightly.

Then I'm going to do one for myself!

Looks good,


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Very Cool looking hat! What DO you do with the rolled edge?? Imagine I ought to get the pattern first and then... again, very cool!

kylewilliam's picture

the rolled edge is done with a smaller needle - it's all stockinette stitch (worked flat then seamed up) so it just rolls naturally... it's a nice hat (I like working this flat because I can use my circulars... there is a pattern somewhere in yarnboy.com's blog referenced where someone did this pattern in the round for DPN's - but I find them a little cumbersome :)