Monday, January 28, 2008

oh yeah! the hat!

I forgot to post about the hat I finished!

Monster Hat (Alan Thicke & Thin)

Yarn: Monster Hat Knit Kit, from Insubordinknit (kit name: Alan Thick & Thin)

Needles: 10-1/2 dpn's, Crystal Palace

Pattern: none, just wingin' it (although the kit did come with patterns). See, I just cast-on 60 stitches, did about 1-1/2 inches of seed stitch, then switched to stockinette, and knit a tube.

I did a little seed stitch at the other end, too. While knitting, I pulled out some of the black and set it aside, so both the cast on edge and the bound off edge would have black (I have symmetry issues LOL). I used two strands of the remaining black and one strand of more colorful yarn to make a long braid (it's about 48" long).

Then I tied the braid around the hat, to make a little "pom-pom" sort of thing at the top

Then I sewed the patch on (included as part of the kit).

Started: January 21st, 2008
Finished: January 26th, 2008
On Ravelry: here

I like :-)

The whole point of knitting it in a tube (besides the fact that I thought this yarn/hat would look best with some sort of doodad at the top of my head), was so that I could take off the tie and have it double as a neckwarmer.

Double duty. I just slide it down, and just tie the braid around my neck and let the ends of the tie dangle. Cute!

Now I'm working on finishing up the 2nd Helix Glove and the purple scarf. It feels good to be knitting a little bit more than I have in recent months.


The Bon said...

I couldn't pull it off, but it looks so super cute on you! Good colors for you too!

Emma said...

I like it too!

Mouse said...

Cute! Super cute even! The hat is ok too.. lol.

~Donna~ said...

helllooooo gorgeous! Nice to see you modeling handknits again...looks great! i've been toying with the idea of leaving my soon-to-be-new-hat open at the top and doing that too...only i think i'll add some holes at the top and thread a knitted i-cord thru. Yep..think i'll do that... Yay!

what else are you gonna do that i can copy?!?!?!?

Lorena said...

Oh Em Gee! I love it, tres supa-cute! I think the patch really gives it that extra something. :-)

LLA said...

oh yeah! the hat! indeed...

it's fab - and you look fab in it!

(and I love the idea of double-duty as a neckwarmer... might have to try that myself...)

Anonymous said...

I will be creeped out if you make it talk while you are wearing it.

Those really are excellent colors on you.

MsAmpuTeeHee said...

bon ~ yeah well I look silly in hats that do NOT have a doodad on top. I look like a dork when I wear a plain ol' beanie.

emma ~ thanks!!

mouse ~ awwww! *smooch*

donna ~ yeah, I almost did the holes, but I didn't want to mess with it 'cuz I'm a slacker ;-)

lorena ~ I had a feeling you'd like this hat :-) And yeah, it was the patch that made me cave in and shop.

lla ~ thank you!

sara ~ if I wear the patch on the back of my head, it makes me look like I'm Professor Quirrell and the patch is HeWhosNameWeDoNotSpeak. LOL

Sarah Jean said...

Ah, it has a face! Hee. Looks very cute.