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« on: May 04, 2014 01:55:46 PM »

Hi all! I recently learned how to double-knit (knit two layers at the same time) and I decided that it was necessary to make a hat. I had some leftover blue bamboo wool yarn, and a skein of something in beautiful colors that I found for 99c at the thrift store.
It took quite some time as I didn't really follow a pattern for the weight of yarn I had, and I had to take it out and adjust a few times especially around the decreases.

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And so you can see the inside:


I suppose it could have been reversible, but I really wanted a tassel.  Grin
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014 09:00:34 AM »

Sweet!  I have never heard of double knit, but that is due to the fact that I am clueless in general about knitting. Was it seriously more difficult than regular knitting?
those colors are fantastic. Love the tassel, too. Looks mucho warm! Bet you are a bit peeved that you now have to wait out the seasons to wear it. (?)
It looks so professionally done. Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014 10:44:59 AM »

Sweet!  I have never heard of double knit, but that is due to the fact that I am clueless in general about knitting. Was it seriously more difficult than regular knitting?
those colors are fantastic. Love the tassel, too. Looks mucho warm! Bet you are a bit peeved that you now have to wait out the seasons to wear it. (?)
It looks so professionally done. Love it!

Thanks! double-knitting is actually pretty simple, except when you have to tear it out and start over because it's 2x as much work. Tongue You mainly alternate the inside and outside stitches on your needle, and do one side at a time (skipping the other stitches).
Thankfully it has been rainy enough that I can still wear it, though I actually finished this a couple months ago. I was super excited to have finally finished a knitting project in time to wear it in the cold outside!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014 12:16:59 PM »

That looks like a very warm and comfy hat.
And I love the colours.
Great job!

PS: thank you for teaching us about double knitting!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014 05:09:53 PM »

Very impressive!
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014 07:49:38 PM »

Thats really cool! Ive never seen anything double knitted before! Nice job
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014 10:59:13 AM »

That looks fantastic, and so cosy!  I like the tassel especially.

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