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Topic: Three Cheers for the Yarn Harlot!!  (Read 2045 times)
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« on: March 04, 2007 03:54:28 PM »

Her book, "Knitting Rules!" explains perfectly how to make a hat and it also tells you what to do if your hat ends up too pointy!

Here's the result:

It looks pointy in the photo below but that's just the way I'm wearing it and the angle my husband took the photo at. After many tries I finally have a warm wool touque that I can wear if and when it gets cold enough to wear a touque here in Seattle.

Just in time for next winter!

« Last Edit: March 25, 2010 01:35:16 PM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007 04:42:43 PM »

very cute, good job!  I love those books.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007 05:14:33 PM »

Looks great. I just casted on for a winter hat for my mom. I was wondering where I was going to find a good decrease. Thankfully I have the book. Thanks Smiley
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007 11:04:48 PM »

what yarn did you use, and what size needles if you don't mind my asking? looks great! and yeah, I LOVE that book, and anything by stephanie. have you read the book entitle just " yarn harlot". sooooo funny.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007 04:31:56 PM »

very cute!  i need to make another one of those...  although i'm in seattle too and it's freakishly warm today!  hmmmm.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007 04:48:44 AM »

It *has* been freakishly warm in Seattle these days! I guess spring *is* really on the way....:-)

devguitarchick, I used Karabella Aurora Bulky, merino wool, in black.

I used U.S. #8 16" circular needles. When the decreases got too small for the #8s I switched to U.S. #7 32" circular to use the Magic Loop. I only used a #7 because I don't have a #8 32".

I took a cue from Elizabeth Zimmerman when she said not to be too concerned with size of needles and that one size down won't make much difference.

I feel like I finally have an all-purpose touque!


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