Finished object: Dairy Queen hat

Dairy Queen Hat

In an attempt to show off my gloves, I have chosen possibly the twee-est pose of all time.

Pattern: Three-spiral hat or the Dairy Queen hat, by Elizabeth Zimmerman, from The Opinionated Knitter

Yarn: Less than 1 skein of Morehouse Merino Bulky, in Silver, $16.50 from Brooklyn General. (There was a lot of straw in this yarn!)

Needles: Clover bamboo size 13 16″ circulars and Brittany wooden size 13 DPNs.

Project began/ended: Day after Thanksgiving to this Monday. So, about a week.

Notes and Modifications: I was frustrated with all of my never-ending knitting projects, so I bought some bulky wool to knit a hat. I was planning on knitting Yarn Harlot’s Unoriginal Hat, but then I saw versions of this hat on Ravelry, and decided this just might be the thing, especially because I already had The Opinionated Knitter.

I was worried that my gauge was off, but it turns out that size 13 needles led to the exactly the right gauge. I did, however, misunderstand one part of the pattern. Elizabeth Zimmerman tells you to make a backwards loop over your needle, and I just thought this meant a yarn over, but actually, it’s a little different. I don’t think it’s a huge change, except that it made some holes along the brim that probably weren’t meant to be there.

Dairy Queen Hat

I was going to take photos in front of Shake Shack, the closest thing New York has to a Dairy Queen, but it was so cold that I ended up making Adam take photos in the Met Life building across the street instead. I’m sure lots of office workers thought I was nuts. Especially once I started dancing:

Dairy Queen Hat 

I don’t know if you can tell, but my (store-bought) skirt is made of knitted spirals too–I wore it to match the hat. I know, lame.

Dairy Queen Hat

I like to wear all my knitted items at once. I’m here, I’m a knitter, I’m proud. (Here’s my post about the gloves, in case you’re interested.)

Posted in Finished Objects 2007, Gloves, Hats, Uncategorized at December 6th, 2007. Trackback URI: trackback

11 Responses to “Finished object: Dairy Queen hat”

  1. December 7th, 2007 at 9:42 am #ivete

    Great hat! I love it!

  2. December 7th, 2007 at 5:54 pm #karen

    i was just reading about that hat last night, and here it is looking just as interesting and far cooler in real life than i would have expected. very nice.

  3. December 8th, 2007 at 12:45 pm #Adam

    This hat looked crazy at first in the book or website or wherever I saw it, but it looks great finished and is more interesting than a boring ol’ cable knit one or some such. Maybe someday I’ll be able to make a crazy DQ hat.

  4. December 10th, 2007 at 5:05 pm #lekkercraft

    I never would have thought that that hat looks as cute in real life as it does. You wear it well, and I love the dancing shot. I’m glad you substituted your photoshoot with the MetLife building instead of Tasti D-Lite 🙂

  5. December 12th, 2007 at 1:09 pm #CM

    Cute hat, and I like how it matches the gloves…and your twee pose!

  6. December 13th, 2007 at 11:36 am #Grace

    Yeah, that hat looks great! It never appealed to me before. Good job!

    Love the gloves too!

  7. January 3rd, 2008 at 12:06 am #New York Minknit » A look back...

    […] These photos are not the best of my finished objects in 2007, they’re ALL of my finished objects in 2007. Apparently, I am a very slow knitter and someone who only knits accessories. From left to right, top to bottom, they are: 1. KnitLit’s logo 2. Queens Center Mall Socks 3. Ugly/Spring socks 4. Trekking socks 5. Chevron gauntlets 6. Odessa hat for Adam 7. Hat/scarf for my sister 8. Dairy Queen hat. […]

  8. January 23rd, 2008 at 1:10 pm #MrPuffy

    Cute, cute, hate. Love that you are wearing it with your mitts as well!

  9. January 23rd, 2008 at 1:11 pm #MrPuffy

    Sorry, apparently I can’t spell. Make that “hat.”

  10. February 7th, 2008 at 9:35 pm #New York Minknit » Dairy Hat tip

    […] by the way, if you’re interested in making a Dairy Queen hat, with that crisp fold and not my weird holes, Meg Swansen is holding a knit-along on the Schoolhouse Press website, complete with instructions […]

  11. July 18th, 2008 at 12:54 am #Rebekha

    I love this hat!