Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hip Knit Hat

I really like the patterns in the book Hip Knit Hats. While I was deluding myself into thinking that I had lots of time left to get my Christmas knitting done for this year, see previous post as to head injury, I thought I would make hats from this book for everyone on my list. During my recoup time, I figured I would try out one of the patterns I liked the most for winter gear, Skye.

I cast on for the hat with the special top down cast on used in the book. By the way, the cast on recommended is great and I will use it to start center our knitting from now on. I knit on and in a few hours, my hat was almost finished. DS2 came home from work and tried it on and decided the back should be a bit longer than the recommended 2" so I knit a bit further. If you are making this hat, be sure to check the internet for corrections as there are many mistakes in this book - hence the white paper sticking out from the book in the picture. Nevertheless, I love the construction and fit of these hats.

My version of Skye is doubled Red Heart worsted and 10-1/2 needles.

DH wants one after Christmas.

This is now on my list of things to make ahead of time for Chritmas next year. I can picture this in Packer colors (maybe they will be doing better next year) or Harley colors or school team colors.

I am going to start earlier next year. HONEST!


Mariella said...

Hi Mari! I've checked this book out from the library and loved it - now I have it on my "wishlist"- maybe I'll get one for Christmas :)

And that is the same hat I want to make next!

Anonymous said...

I just bought this hat book. I love every single one of those patterns. But I am confused about something. I don't know if this is the best place to ask - and I am afraid I sound like a dork, but I really need help so that I can move forward making the hats.

I have tried 2 hat patterns so far. Both say to cast on 12 stitches. Then knit round 1. no problem. Then on round 2, k1, m1....for the round. Not a problem, either. Except that if I have 12 stitches and then K1, M1 all the way around, I end with 24 stitches. But I am supposed to end up with 18 stitches. I am sooo confused. How do I do k1, m1 on 12 stitches and get 18? Any chance you can help an anxious knitter?