Sunday, September 16, 2007

For my next trick..


Early in the summer, I promised my husband I would make him a hat, hunter orange, for hunting season. I finally acquired the orange yarn from Fresh Isle Fibers in Canada. The only other yarn I found that was Hunter Orange was an acryllic and I was really looking for wool. This stuff s 100% Suffolk Wool, which was sort of scratchy, but it's washable and dryable so that may soften it up some. Hubby doesn't seem to mind the scratchy. The pattern is the 4-hat, 2-needle pattern from Knitspot. Though you can see I took some liberties with the pattern. For starters, it's designed to be knit flat on two needles and then sewn together. I did the crown that way, and then switched to working in the round, I also didn't follow the pattern down the sides.. I just needed a pattern to get the top started, and to figure out the placement of the ear flaps. (he had to have ear flaps)

I had to rip back and change the sides of it because it was just turning into a big floppy sun hat, which is NOT what he was hoping for. But since his hunting season is pretty much upon us, I decided this was going to be the September project. And surprisingly, I finished it up this weekend. Amazing how when your 5-year-0ld is home sick from school, you can accomplish a TON of knitting while sitting on the couch and watching cartoons.

Anyway, here is how it turned out. :) Another picture or two on my blog. I'm stunned really, only halfway through September and already done. woo! Guess maybe I can start something more complicated for October? Or maybe try some of those funky socks... Decisions...

5 comments:

Knit and fall back in it said...

Good job on the hat, that should keep his ears nice and warm.

Hobbygåsa said...

Great job! The hat looks so nice and the color is lovely. I like orange! No one will ever think he is a huntingobject with that great color on his head!

srh1081 said...

The hat looks amazing! Congrats on finishing so quickly!

Kristina B said...

You rock! Mid September!! Great hat too. Should keep your hubby safe and sound (touch wood!)

Tina in Wonderland said...

Nice job on the hat! Should keep him nice and cozy - and hopefully unshot - while he spends all those hours in the cold woods waiting for something to scamper past! The teeny bit of his face that is showing in the picture looks pretty handsome, too!