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Topic: The Rook Hat - Easy, self-striping Noro project!  (Read 1523 times)
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« on: March 18, 2009 01:38:47 PM »

As soon as I saw Sophia Kessinger's Rook Hat, I knew it was perfect for my friend's February birthday gift. By happy coincidence, my LYS had just started carrying Noro Kureyon. I picked out a skein in colors I knew she liked, and a couple of hours later, I was done:





It's super easy and quick, requiring just single crochet, and a double-crochet "spike stitch" (DC two rows below) whenever the self-striping yarn changes color. This hat is infinitely variable, depending on your yarn and the way the stripes are positioned in the skein. I increased two extra rows, basing on my own head size (which is a bit big), and continued until it covered the ears:



The result used a little over one skein. Spring is here, but I'll definitely be making one for myself this fall (in different colors, of course).
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009 02:10:19 PM »

I really love this hat and must learn how to do the spike stitch!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009 02:15:55 PM »

It's super easy - it's a DC (or any other stitch, really, but in this case it's a DC) but you stick your hook in two rows below the next stitch.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009 02:31:44 PM »

I LOVE Noro! But its so pricey...Kudos on the hat, its gorgeous! Maybe I should pick some up...
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009 04:08:18 PM »

It is pricey, but for a little project like this the price is right! If you have a smaller head and make the hat in the medium size, you only need one skein.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009 04:41:30 PM »

I love that spike stitch, as well. The hat is adorable and looks great on you!
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009 07:04:18 PM »

Looks great!  I love the colors, and your spike stitches came out beautifully!
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