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« on: February 07, 2007 09:15:41 AM »

My new head arrived today, so now I can show you these hats! Cheesy  (The lace doesn't photograph well against my dark hair.)  They were made from free patterns I found on the internet.  The patterns are well-written, easy to follow, and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to give lace a try. 

The first hat is the Maple Seed.


I used Patons Classic Merino in the Old Rose color and US 7 needles, and cast on 96 sts (adding one repeat to the pattern) then followed the instructions for the medium size. 

The second and third hats were made using the Beaufort pattern and PCM yarn in Russet and Storm Blue, and again I used #7 needles, cast on 96 sts, added one pattern repeat, and knit the medium size. 


All of the hats fit perfectly, but I think the russet Beaufort is my favorite!
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007 10:02:40 AM »

They look absolutely wonderful! I love the colors!  Smiley 
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007 10:31:51 AM »

These are beautiful! Wonderful lace work. I can't wait to make one for moi.

Fantastique!

Wait - did you write the patterns?! What talet  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007 11:18:10 AM »

wow they are beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007 11:55:52 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments!

No, I didn't write the patterns, but I am always on the lookout for something different and when I found these, I just had to make them!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007 12:07:57 PM »

i love 'em!
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2007 12:36:57 PM »

I love those! Great job with the cables!
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2007 01:00:56 PM »

Those are stunning!
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2007 01:43:56 PM »

Oh, those are cool!  I've been looking for a new hat to knit to augment my tired winter collection...  These look like just the things to cheer me up in the cold.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007 02:02:59 PM »

Oh man! Amazing! I am so inspired to make my own now! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2007 02:32:02 PM »

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing !
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2007 06:43:23 PM »

they're beautiful! i love all the colors! thanks for linking to the pattern!
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2007 06:51:20 PM »

Those are super cute! You put your styrafoam head to good use!
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2007 06:53:11 PM »

Oh my gosh, these are so amazing...I love the pattern, and now I need to find some yarn to go and make one of these!!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2007 07:11:41 PM »

Wow, these are gorgeous! Thanks for the pattern link.
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2007 07:30:31 PM »

awesome! i feel some stash-busting coming on....
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2007 11:50:36 PM »

How do you like the patons classic merino wool?  I have some, and I feel like it's too itchy to make a hat out of.  Does it get softer with blocking?
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2007 04:29:07 AM »

Adding these to my stashbusting list...
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2007 06:20:48 AM »

Did you use a worsted weight yarn?
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2007 07:34:26 AM »

I'm glad you like the hats!  I love these two patterns because they aren't difficult and the results are stunning enough to stop any non-knitter in her tracks!  Wink

How do you like the patons classic merino wool?  I have some, and I feel like it's too itchy to make a hat out of.  Does it get softer with blocking?

The Classic Merino softens up quite a bit after blocking.  I use a spoonful of Euculan and it makes a huge difference in the way the yarn feels.  I have really short hair so hats always rub against the back of my neck and I don't find it itchy at all after it's been washed.

Did you use a worsted weight yarn?

Yes, Paton's Classic Merino is a worsted weight yarn.
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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2007 08:15:22 AM »

Those are great hats! Gorgeous!
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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2007 11:05:37 AM »

i really want to make the mapleseed one! did you cast on more stitches because you thought the med adult one would be too small? i am trying to use up some of my stash, and i have a 50 g ball of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, i guess i could always make a child size. anyway, how much yarn did you use? just wondering! beautiful hats by the way!
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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2007 12:41:22 PM »

i really want to make the mapleseed one! did you cast on more stitches because you thought the med adult one would be too small? i am trying to use up some of my stash, and i have a 50 g ball of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, i guess i could always make a child size. anyway, how much yarn did you use? just wondering! beautiful hats by the way!

I cast on more stitches because I've made a lot of hats and know that with Classic Merino yarn & size 7 needles, 96 sts is the right size for me.  I think Classic Merino leans a bit toward the 'light worsted' side, which is why used smaller needles.

The Maple Seed pattern calls for Aran weight yarn and size 8 needles, so if you stick with that you should be ok casting on the number of stitches the pattern calls for.

I used about half a skein of yarn for each hat.  PCM comes in 223 yard skeins.
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2007 08:17:22 AM »

I used size nine needles and a medium worsted weight yarn- and it came out really, really small.

Your's look awesome, though! Great job!
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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2007 10:51:03 AM »

I used the wool that you reccomended and 5.5mm needles, and they are coming out great! I think that I have meade about 6 or so......I don't have a picture, they all have gone to their homes. I had no issues with sizing, but found that I prefer the largesr size wher the CO #is 84. I made the Maple seed!
Thanks for the link to this great pattern!
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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2007 10:54:39 AM »

bridgetbegins - I'm sorry to hear yours came out too small.  Did you cast on extra stitches like I did or follow the pattern? 
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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2007 07:10:06 PM »

Those hats are so awesome! I had to buy an extra skein of cascade 220 to finish a project and now I know what to do with the rest of it!
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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2007 07:36:50 PM »

Oh man, they are all so nice.  I don't know which I wanna make first  Huh
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2007 07:45:11 AM »

i have a 50 g ball of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, i guess i could always make a child size. anyway, how much yarn did you use?

I bought some of the Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran for this hat (the beaufort) and it seems to be a lighter weight yarn so I'm going to go with the version that Calysa did. If you, Knittastic, have made the hat with the yarn I'd love to see it and hear about sizing issues!
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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2007 04:10:40 PM »

Calysa -- I have finally cast on and am following your modifications which look like (so far) they are coming out perfectly. What did you do when it came to decreases??

Did you just follow the pattern?

Thanks for the help!!

PS. it looks great so far, so thanks for the pattern
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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2007 05:00:24 PM »

Yes, I just followed the pattern as written.  I'm glad you decided to make one!  Please post photos when you're done.   Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2007 06:30:17 PM »

Your hats are so cute!  I was able to print off one of the patterns but the other one wouldn't work.  I'll try again later.  Thanks for showing them, I love them!
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