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« on: February 07, 2007 06:05:23 PM »

I absolutely adore the way this project turned out! I was perusing my new favorite LYS the other day when I happened upon the most luxurious yarn EVER. It's Malabrigo 100% merino wool, and it is softer than I can even express! The colorway is absolutely fantastic, it's a sort of coral-y peach and brownish-green variegated called Peachtree.

I was inspired by an old floppy sort-of-tam hat a friend of mine was wearing. It was a chemo hat that belonged to her aunt many years ago. After examining it for a few minutes I decided I could whip up my own version.  This is 100% my own pattern and it used one full skein of the Malabrigo wool (about 3.5oz).

Check it out!!



I went a little nuts with photos because I'm so happy with how it turned out!


It's a pretty large hat (hence the title of the post). I wanted a hat that I could comfortably fit all of my hair in. It could definitely accomodate some medium-length dreads.


This photo doesn't do the colorway justice! When knit in the round it stripes in a cool spiral pattern.

Hope you all like it!
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007 06:07:00 PM »

oh my goodness! that looks absolutely amazing on you! you did such a wonderful job. i love the color. i love the shape. i love everything about it. and i love your sewing machine earring. haha i think i love you!
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007 06:23:26 PM »

I agree, I love the hat, and the way the yarn made the cool striping effect.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007 06:27:54 PM »

what a beautiful hat
and it looks so cute on you!

i am also in love with your earrings, i was looking at some charms like that before but could only find the gold toned ones, i wanted to make myself some earrings, where on earth did you get yours?!?
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007 07:24:56 PM »

what a beautiful hat
and it looks so cute on you!

i am also in love with your earrings, i was looking at some charms like that before but could only find the gold toned ones, i wanted to make myself some earrings, where on earth did you get yours?!?

They were actually a gift from a friend of mine, but I'm pretty sure she picked 'em up at a local flea market.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007 12:53:25 PM »

Great job!!! And I agree - that yarn is wonderful!!  Any way that you would be willing to share your pattern??? That hat is darling and I know my daughter would love it!! And it might even actually look good over my huge curly hair!! Pretty please??
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2007 12:55:42 PM »

wow, that is such an amazing creation, I'm jealous!
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007 04:49:20 PM »

Surely! Smiley
Yarn: Malabrigo 100% wool (worsted weight)
Set of 5 US9 dpns
Gauge: 5sts = 1 inch

CO 108 sts over 4 dpns (27 sts per needle)
Join and begin working in 1x1 rib for 1 inch

At the beginning of a new round work in stockinette and increase as so:
K6, M1, K3, M1 to end of round
After this row you will have made 24 stitches and you should have 132 sts over 4 dpns.

Now work in stockinette for 8 inches.

You should have 33 sts on each needle and at the beginning of a new round begin decreasing as so:
K1, K2tog, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1

Knit every needle this way and continue until there are 5 sts left on each needle.
Cut your working yarn and thread it through the remaining stitches and pull it tight to close up the top.

Voila! A big floppy tam!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2007 05:16:01 PM »

Thank you so very, very much!!! Not only was that sweet of you to share, it was very fast!! A little blessing for your kindness: May all your yarn be soft, your patterns be fun to knit, and your finished objects be beautiful!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007 05:51:02 PM »

I'd love to see your finished result!
If you want it tighter around your head i suggest you knit twice as much ribbing and fold it over and sew elastic in the tube you created. Mine's a bit loose but I like it that way.
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