Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Golden Compass Hood

In the interest of full disclosure, I think it is important to share those projects that are less than stellar. This is one of them.

I have had this yarn in my stash since Rhinebeck ‘06 and have never been able to find a good project for it. I thought a warm, soft hood would work, but as has been the problem all along, these colors are not very flattering on me. They are too light and pastel to entirely engulf my face. The yarn is Pucker Brush Farms Cotton and the pattern is Not-So-Bulky Golden Compass Hood.

About the pattern, I am not sure if it is the drapey nature of the cotton yarn, my gauge or the pattern, but I found the hood to be too long. I modified the pattern by putting a 5 stitch wide garter stitch border on it, which I ended up folding over, seaming and turning into a casing for the ties. Folding over that portion of the hood made it a better length and gives me the option of tightening the hood.

I also added a crocheted edging in purple to try to offset the pastels.

I flipped the three needle bind off so that the ridge is on the inside of the hood.

I wanted to love this project, but I am not sure if I will wear it. It IS warm and comfy, but I feel a bit silly in it. I might make this pattern again in a solid turquoise or purple.

The yarn itself was really nice and the pattern is really easy. I just didn’t make the most appropriate choice in pairing the two.

1 comment:

  1. That picture of you in your "hood" reminds me of your baby pictures of you in your baby bonnets! Your big blue eyes were bigger than your face! Love, Mom


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