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Friday, December 23, 2011

Dad's Head Hugger Hat




Last year my Dad requested a hat from me (hurray!).  We looked at loads of patterns online and he selected this one, which I blogged about last February.  His second place hat was the one I made him this year for his Christmas (won't he be surprised!).  It is called the Easy Head Hugger Hat.  Right off I want to say that this is the strangest hat I've ever knit, and I do love to knit hats!  You knit the band and the top at the same time, and then graft them together at the end.  I'm not really describing that well, but it worked, and I was surprised and pleased.  It is really pretty darn cool.  For almost the entire project however, I kept wondering if it would look like crap.





 


The Stats:
Wool: Noro Silk Garden, 45% silk, 45% kid mohair, 10% lambs wool.  Colour is 236.  It took a ball and a bit from a second.  The size is for a 24" head--yup, my Dad has a big head (he's very smart with that large brain).  If you did the smaller size it would probably only take 1 ball.

What I learned:  How to do the Kitchner stitch/grafting.  How awesome is that?  I love that knitting just keeps on getting more and more fun.  I used a video on youtube.


Have a happy, safe, and joyful holiday season everyone!

13 comments:

  1. It looks awesome (although it sounds complicated and confusing!)

    Congrats on learning a new skill too :)

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  2. Great hat! I love the yarn you picked too. I am already intimidated to try it. Isn't it fun when you pick up a new skill? There are a few hats I want to knit but require you to knit the band then pick up stitches to knit the top. I get confused just reading the patterns. Argh! I hope he enjoys his new hat.

    Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your adventures each week on Fiber Arts Friday!

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  3. Yay for learning new techniques!! I learned that one very well when I made a kid's sweater that was missing an inch on the back. Because of the yarn pattern I had to cut out a row, add an inch and then graft it all back together. Good thing it was a small size!! LOL. Merry Christmas

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  4. Congrats on learning new techniques! The hat looks awesome! I'm sure your dad will love it!

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  5. Wow! That hat is cool... and the color striping is awesome in the vertical.

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  6. I just love the yarn that you used! The silk really shows in such an elegant way! Your dad will love it, I'm sure!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  7. Fabulous yarn and a great pattern, the perfect combination. Your Dad is a lucky guy. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  8. Wow I really like how this turned out! The construction sounds interesting to try. Surely he'll love it. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  9. I love Noro's colors and I am always looking for projects to use up more of my Noro stash - thanks for posting your hat!

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  10. That is a great hat, your dad will love it! Happy holidays and best wishes to you and yours!

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  11. Very soothing colors ... very nice :-)

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  12. Very interesting and it is indeed most unique. Love the colors.

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  13. Oh wow, the colours and sheen and texture of that hat are amazing. (And how nice to get a request for a handknit gift, too!) I'm glad this was one of those patterns that seemed odd but ended up working out---and it did so beautifully. :D

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