Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Knit Hat

I knit this hat using up some leftover wool yarn I had. I started knitting a ton of scarves using up novelty yarns (I have yet to photograph them, but soon) and plan on giving them to charity near the end of this year. I figured 2016 would be the year of the scarf for charity giving and then I would start knitting hats with other yarn I have in a variety of sizes. It would be a fun way to test out some hat patterns too. I didn't bother to knit gauge for this hat, because I figured it was bound to fit someone from child to adult. I am using the correct size knitting needles to yarn size, so that I won't be way off from gauge.

I haven't blocked this hat yet either. I thought I may as well wait until I have knit a few and block them at the same time. I found this Styrofoam head at a thrift store. I have been wanting something to photograph hats. I did notice that this Styrofoam head is smaller than a real human adult head. Now I hope that I can find something to photograph scarves better besides my dress form. That dress form is large and a bit of a pain to take outside to photograph things. But since I do have a ton of scarves to photograph, I may take the dress form outside to do a photo shoot one day soon, as long as it's not too windy.



I used 3 yarns. Started with the navy blue and then I switched to the dark gray and then the lighter gray at the top because I didn't have enough of the darker gray to finish the hat. I just love the tops of knit hats that have this swirling look in the decreases.

You can see the 3 yarn colors here. This hat also used a few different stitches, which was more fun to knit.
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6 comments:

  1. Hi Daryl - It actually gets cold enough for your beautiful knit hats & scarves there in New Mexico?
    We live near Lake Ontario in NYS and it's (snow) coming down pretty good today! ...still lovin' my Bernina Record! Jackie

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  2. Congratulations Dear! Your scarves for charity will be so well received. How fun to knit hats and try out new patterns while using your yarns.

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  3. Your idea to make hats for charity is a good one, its a great way to try out new patterns. I was surprised to read that you block your hats, I've rarely blocked any, I guess I just let my head stretch it to the correct size. Great job especially since this warm weather doesn't inspire us to knit warm clothing.
    tara

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  4. This hat looks so warm! I've been looking up different charities that I can donate crochet hats and scarves to. I've found a couple, and I plan to donate soon!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Thank you Navy Wifey. You are a no-reply, so I couldn't email you directly.

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  5. I also love your wavy top. And your leftover yarns made a gorgeous hat. I like how the blue line unites the two greys.
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