I have a guy friend who
a) likes hats (I think his head is always cold at school (RI) since hes from FL
b) likes brown and vintagey yellow
c) has an enormous head
c) has a weird fixation with anything knitted that involves reindeer/moose- mine look more like moose, but ok.
This is the first hat I have ever knitted, and the first time I have ever knitted fair isle! I used this pattern: http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTswell.html
but designed my own chart.
The top of the hat didn't come out all pretty like in the knitty picture...no idea why. But hey, so it goes.
so here it is in all its glory:
I tried to spread it flat so the fair isle was more visible in its entirety:
mmm nice fleecy inside with neat and pretty fair isle stranding!
i handsewed the fleece on- without it, I don't think it would keep your head warm enough in frigid RI/MA!
I also made a pompom but I'm not sure if I should sew it on or not- I know hes not an "anti- pom pom" guy, since he has a hat with a pompom that he wears all the time- but I'm just not sure. Its a nice pompom though.
What do you think?
haha, its so big on my tiny head.
Or should I do something like a fatter braid with both colors coming out of the top a la http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217982.0
(if only my hat were as cool as hers.)
What do you guys think??