Last night I completed a hat for Nick’s dad as a thank you gift for inviting us to stay in Florida with them this year.
Basics: double knit hat that I made up the pattern for as I went
Gauge: 6 rows and 4 stitches = 1 inch on US 7 needles
Needles: US 7 for the outside layer and US 4 for the inside layer
Yarn: an acrylic blend (50/50) and I’ll post about the yarn later. I used red, white, and green.
Time: Started on 1/20/07, Completed 1/21/07
Notes for myself: Used provisional cast on. Cast on 92 stitches, knit 18 rows of green, 18 rows of white, 8 rows of red then started decreases on round 9 every other round until it was knit 4, knit 2 together, then I did decreases every round. After the outer layer was done, I picked up the stitches from the provisional cast on on US 4’s and did basically the same thing for the inside. I secured the inside layer to the outside layer at the top of the hat. Just before I started the red on the inside layer, I did the embroidery.
I’m pretty happy with how it came out :o)
Look, you can’t even see where the new colors joined! YAY for hiding the jog! (yes this is the first time ever doing that.)
It has a kind of slouchy top:
Next hat on my list? We Call Them Pirates!