Winter Storm Hat

Here is another attempt at being creative. The hat fits! I was trying to think of something to practice multiple colors and being a weather freak...I mean geek...I chose something involving winter. So, the hat contains weather symbols. The solid blue are cold fronts, and the other various symbols on the hat are for:

Winds of 50 mph
Heavy Fog
Blowing Snow
Heavy Snow
Freezing Rain

greenmanmknz's picture

Nice, Hopefully we will get to see it and you this weekend. I am working on my first Fair Isle for a class I'm taking - and it isn't as hard as I thought it might be. Of course since it is a hat, I get to have loose stranding so it will stretch to fit my head.

purlyman's picture

Hey Rob, That's awesome! I love it. How are decreasing on the top? Is it flat? You should present it to the local meteorologists and get some orders from them! Hope to see you Sunday.


albert's picture

Brilliant and beautiful! This is my idea of organic design: just look around your environment and find inspiration.This would look great as a yolk or band on a sweater.

capecodmark's picture

wicked cool, i want to make it too!

Craig's picture

Once again Rob another great hat. Keep up the great work.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

Well done Rob. This is a really nice hat and your colour work looks great.

YugiDean's picture

loved it even before I read the symbol interpretations. :-)

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Asplund's picture

"You can leave your hat on..."
Sorry - I just couldn't resist writing that!

Seriously, I love patterns that are more than mere decoration!

MMario's picture

write it up Tucker.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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crmartin's picture

Awesome hat! Great job, you're becoming a master of the hat!



V's picture

Excellent hat! I love the weather symbol idea for a hat. I think you should write up a pattern for it and quickly get the copyright! It's original, unique and fun to do.

StuartWS's picture

What a great theme for a hat!! I've never heard of such a thing. Awsome job!

Buck Strong's picture

You're such a knitting rock star. I'll know who to approach when it comes to designing a hat. Great Work!


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scottly's picture

I've been resisting color pattern knitting - just not my thing. But this hat is tempting me - I love it and let's talk about even stitches. It's got everything, good technique, good color and good content.


PaxKnitter's picture

Great design. I, too, am a weather geek. I totally love it. I'd love to have the pattern for this.



gardenerstitch's picture

That's a great hat, and I love the colors! Makes me want to go skiing :)

Kerry's picture

Great design and colours.

mr.cullen's picture

Great job. Using weather symbols is very creative and unique. I like the colors. You are getting very good at hat making. This inspires me to want to continue my hat making adventures. Take care.- Cullen

MasonM's picture

Attempt? I'd say a success.


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I am not always the most confident person but you guys are so nice! Thank you. Can we have a group hug?

I have it written up on an excel doc but want to have purlyman take a look at a few things in person this weekend. Then I may redo it quickly but then I can post something next week.

What Albert said about organic....I found that kinda funny cause I have started to see things in a different light (at times). The cut on a vase, the back of an old chair, the branches of my neighbors old old maple...and I want to do something with them. I guess I need to do more research on what stitches create what I want to do.

But made me smile! not flat but a gradual k(#) k2tog.

steve kadel's picture

i have been thinking about using yarn works as sculpture, but not exactly sure how to begin. it is such a textural medium, and three dimensional and with various size needles, colors, stitches, tensions, there seems to be no limit in creating. i am thinking more toward abstract than realism. any ideas?

we put birds on things

Aaronknits's picture

Absolutely genius! This should definitely be included in the MWK book!