We flew to Chicago yesterday. Chicago, of course, is much chillier than the San Francisco Bay Area, so we packed our cold weather gear. You know, coats, gloves, hats…
I went searching through my cold weather gear, and wasn’t able to find my previously knitted Festive Hats (they must have gotten lost in the move). So, in what has become a nearly yearly tradition, I knitted myself a hat on the plane.
And here it is! A most palpable hat.
The photo, alas, doesn’t really do it justice. In real life the blue is a bright turquoise/cerulean blue, and the yellows and pinks are redder and richer than in the photo. It is a most faaaaaabulous hat, and I was very happy to wear it on a short walk tonight. I’ll try to take a better photo later.
By way of comparison, here are some previous Festive Hats:
I think this is better than its predecessors, though, so I hope I don’t lose this one!
I’m pleased to report that the hat worked just fine when we went for a walk – my ears and head stayed nice and warm. My cheeks and nose, however, were freezing cold. Perhaps I need a scarf or a balaclava? I do have two additional balls of yarn…. 🙂
That’s a very interesting hat pattern. It appears to be knitted side-to-side, as it were. With perhaps short rows at that top. Is the cable knitted separately & then sewed on? Or is it knitted on in some ingenious way that I can’t quite figure out as I sit in my early morning mental for.
Tien Chiu says
It is indeed knitted side-to-side, with two sets of short-row decreases, and then seamed together. The cable is knitted along with the rest of the hat (in a different yarn, of course) – pattern is free and available at http://garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=5268&lang=us . It’s pretty easy to adjust to a different gauge…