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A Hungarian Hat – FO

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!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

2 thoughts on “A Hungarian Hat – FO

  1. Hey there – don’t want you to think I forgot you! I can’t send you an email so I am posting. I love the hat! Too Cool. I can’t wait to see the Pirate one! whatever that is… I hope you like your Christmas package (when YOU get to open it). I will be sending the last one around Valentine’s Day…

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