Thursday, December 20, 2007

We have a Hat

I've finished another gift! I'm afraid that this one is not very photogenic. It is however a perfectly lovely hat and I'm very pleased with it.

Pattern: Harald Watch Cap by Elsebeth Lavold
Yarn: Naturally Yarns Merino & Fur
Needles: 4.5mm

Luke volunteered his head so you all could have a better look.

The yarn was lovely and soft to work with. It looks like it's a single ply, but instead it's 10-ply. I do notice that it doesn't have the same boing factor of regular merino. It doesn't pull in so tight. But there's still plenty of give in the hat. The pattern was great too. The cables gave me something interesting to look forward to after knitting over 6 inches of k2 p2 rib.

The hat is for my Dad, to go along with his Christmas gloves. I'd been debating with myself for a while about knitting my parents hats too. But now with a knit war on.... It seems my mind was made up with me.

Next up, a hat for Mom.


  1. Not very photogenic? I think it's gorgeous. I love love love traditional looking (is that what I want to call them?--something I wouldn't be embarrassed to wear in 2 years) knits. Subdued colors, lots of cables. I love love love cables. Your hat is great.

  2. Love the cap and also liked the way you got in both its real rich colour and a lighter version on camera to show off the pattern. Do I ever know what you mean about endless ribbing - it's that time of year for it, isn't it? Midwinter blessings to you and yours.

  3. The cables look great. Another nice winter hat.

  4. Nicely done! How's that war thing going anyway??

  5. Wow, I love that hat, especially the cables. You're a great knitter! I liked your knitting memory of your son's school concert, too. I think you're right, people probably thought it was cute, then watched their own child. That's what I would have done =) Good luck on your knitting war. That sounds very motivational!