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« Reply #120 on: October 08, 2013 08:25:45 PM »

I learned long ago that I don't know how to follow patterns so I usually make something up as I go along with an ides of some hat I see somewhere. This one I knit from bottom up. Size 4 needles, the nicest and softest wool ever, not sure exactly what brand (I hoard yarn in balls with tags removed). Anyway, here is just a rrcap, hope ot helps:

Co 72 sts, k1 p1 for 10 round
Then k all around, p2, k8, p2 and that was my cable. I made a twist every 7th row.
When my hat was long enough, I started to decrease the stitches of the cable and decrease the rows of the twist until I had 4 k and then I decreased the purls too. I didn't do the usual decrease for the crown of the hat, instead after I was done with my cable decreases I k2tog for 2 rounds then pulled the yarn through tight.

Wow this was hard. I have a newfound appreciation for anyone that writes patterns!
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« Reply #121 on: October 09, 2013 08:55:19 AM »

I totally understand...I sort of get a general pattern and then just do my thing...knitting lace has been a challenge for me...but it has taught me patience and persistence!

After the 15th, I should have plenty of time to sort through my yarns to make some baby hats...I have a lot of hats to take to the homeless shelter before I can start as well...hubby is grumbling about all the hats!
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« Reply #122 on: October 11, 2013 11:29:17 AM »

Love the hat, loveofcuteness, and thanks for the 'recipe'.  Looks like a great way to use up some odds and ends.

Were in the throes of fund drive at the public radio station where I work, and Im dealing with insomnia.  Which is not so great but Ive had a lot of nice knitting time!  Now if I could just find a better caliber of TV to watch while I knit.



I finished the second Admiral Anja hat.  I made the mistake of sewing the band under before I cast on the earflaps, only to find that the designer knew what she was doing!  Picking up the earflaps afterwards looked too awkward, so I left them off.  Still love the patterning!



I also finished a Capucine, which was supposed to be for me.  The Changes yarn looked a little flat, colorwise, so I threw in some strands of red in the tassels, and wove a few strands in across the hat.  Unfortunately, its already been claimed!  (I tell you, these hats move fast!)


Debating what to knit next.  I dont have the brain power to tackle the Barry hat right now.  Im not sure I have the yarn for the Wild thing wolf hat and mitts, and Im on a bit of a budget.  Ill probably survey the stash and see what I can make from that!

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« Reply #123 on: October 11, 2013 02:00:01 PM »

Wow yofi! I cannot get around your colorwork in admiral anja. Wow! Simply stunning.
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« Reply #124 on: October 12, 2013 04:12:53 AM »

Aw... thanks!  It's all in the pattern!
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« Reply #125 on: October 14, 2013 06:17:35 AM »

I admire your colorwork as well...and your capucine's always look great...I made one but it seemed so large...but maybe it is suppose to be?

Love how you added a bit of color...
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« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2013 09:56:33 AM »

I think they are just big hats, always.  They hang down on either side, they hang down in back.... They're just slouchy by design.  I've made several that were too big, but I've never made one that was too small!

Working my way thru a bag of leftovers, using the helix hat pattern from Margaret Radcliffe's Circular Knitting Workshop.  Two color's worked great, but I'm kinda floundering with attaching more than two colors.  Knitting my way thru it!
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« Reply #127 on: October 15, 2013 01:18:49 PM »

Hat #12 done. I am in love with the bright color.

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« Reply #128 on: October 16, 2013 04:20:29 AM »





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« Reply #129 on: October 16, 2013 08:32:14 AM »

loveofcuteness--I not only love the color, I love all the details!  The scalloped edge is fantastic!

that1girl...I am guessing that you are way beyond 13 hats this year... Grin
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