Thursday, January 3, 2013
My knitting project for my San Francisco trip was this hat. The pattern is called Ramona Lace Helmet. I started the hat while I was travelling, but didn't finish it until a bit after I returned home.
When it came off of the needles, I was concerned it might be too small. But, I trusted that it would grow when I blocked it and it did! It fits me exactly how I wanted it to! It is sort of magic when it works out that way.
I altered the pattern by completing 3 extra lace repeats before starting the decreases for the top. I like how it sits with that bit of extra length, plus my row gauge was tighter than the stated gauge.
I recommend the channel island cast on that the pattern indicates. It is extra work but I think it makes the edge look really smart.
I wore this hat endlessly until I was forced to transition from my fall to winter coat. As it turns out, my winter coat is a shade of maroon that looks horrendous with this luscious purple yarn. Oh well! You can't win them all.
Posted by Trinity at 7:00 AM