Finished Object: Bowl-ish Hat


Pattern:I started with the calculations from this site, and then I ended up switching to the instructions on Crazy Aunt Purl’s site here.

Yarn: A little less than one skein of Louet Sales Gems Sapphire (their bulky weight yarn) from Seaport Yarn

Needles: Most of it was done on Clover 9 circular (24″) and then at the end I also used Balene 9 circular (16″) as well.

Skills learned: How to decrease using two needles instead of double-pointed needles. (I had a tough time with the double-pointed needles for Francisco’s hat, so I decided to try the two-needle method.); Using markers to mark decreases.

Other thoughts: This yarn has many ply (eight, maybe?), so it’s easy to split. If you don’t watch carfeully, you only pull the yarn through some of the loops, so it gets splitty. On the other hand, the yarn has a nice, dry hand (now I sound like a wine critic), and feels smooth and crisp. Also, it is machine washable, so that’s a plus.

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 Hi Kim, sorry, I had to model the hat!

Close-up of  the decreases.


This is the hat the way Kim wants to wear it, I think. (I.e. Like a bowl, not a cond*m.)




Posted in Finished Objects 2006, Hats, Uncategorized at April 16th, 2006. Trackback URI: trackback

One Response to “Finished Object: Bowl-ish Hat”

  1. April 16th, 2006 at 9:29 pm #Kim

    yay hat! i’m excited.