Scarves, Hats, & Gloves

Aviator Beanies - Double Moss Stitch

I decided to jump feet-first into the hat knitting-frenzy after being inspired by all the beautiful hats I've seen on MWK recently.  Aaron (AMBush) gets the prize for the most prolific hat knitter!  I've knitted very few hats but I thought I could use some immediate gratification after the jerseys.

These two hats are from the Patons Book 1213 and is the Aviator Beanie done with Inca wool in the double moss stitch.  It knits up very quickly and is very attractive.  The wool is beautiful and soft.  I'd never done this style of hat so it was a learning experience to make the 2 ear flaps and then join them before knitting the hat itself.  I enjoyed these projects.

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Snail Hat for Dulaan Project

Snail Hat

This is Elizabeth Zimmermann's snail hat (with some minor modifications) made with two strands of Reynolds Lopi knit together. The green looked like ass on its own, but it works well with the blue heather. It's going to be sent to the Dulaan Project to help keep a Mongolian child warm.

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Striped Hat

This is my first hat.  It's made from sport-weight alpaca on 2.5mm (US #1) needles.  The pattern (and yarn) is from Blue Sky Alpacas. 

I had a good time with this project, and started keeping a notebook of gauges and things I've learned while knitting.  Top on the list for this, my first wearable project: even if you get the gauge right and follow the pattern, that doesn't mean it's going to fit!  I'm not sure felting is an option--the green might bleed into the white.  Luckily, I can roll the bottom up (as in the pic) to get a better fit.  

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